RE: Excellent Insight on Standards Development vs Invention
> -----Original Message----- > From: Michael Champion [mailto:michaelc.champion@g...] > Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 1:52 PM > To: xml-dev@l... > Subject: Re: Excellent Insight on Standards > Development vs Invention > > On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 08:44:00 -0600, Bullard, Claude L (Len) > <len.bullard@i...> wrote: > > Good stuff. Everyone should read this. > > > > http://tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2004/11/11/AtomInnovation > > > Yup, good stuff. But it raises some more questions for me: I agree with most of it except for the fact that he actually tries to compare RSS->Atom to SGML->XML. Trying to fix the problems with RSS by inventing Atom isn't analogous to fixing SGML by inventing XML, its more like fixing XML 1.0 by inventing XML 1.1 > > - What does this have to do with the main critique of Atom, > that it just adds to the "standards" confusion without > solving significant real world problems? Tim's loyal > opposition (mainly Dare, AFAIK) aren't saying "add more > unproven junk into Atom" they're saying to not bother with > the Atom format standard since the RSS mess is ugly but > under control; rather focus on an Atom API standard, where > worse is definitely NOT better. I'd rather not have people tar me with the brush of anti-Atom advocate. I really don't care enough about this issue to continue participating in this discussion [which is why I unsubscribed from the various Atom mailing lists last night]. Tim Bray made a suggestion on the list and I disagreed with it which basically everyone else who responded on that thread did as well. I'd rather not be the target of malicious personal vendattas because of some opinions on yet another XML syndication format (CDF, RSS 0.91/2.0, RSS 1.0, now Atom...), enjoy the RSS vs. Atom debates without me.  http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2004/11/08/AttackMode -- PITHY WORDS OF WISDOM Airplane Law: When the plane you are on is late, the plane you want to transfer to is on time. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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