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: - 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. - What do we do with all the "invented" stuff littering up the rest of the XML world? Arguably the way forward is to take "standards" less seriously for awhile and let innovation / evolution do its thing. Creating an Atom standard in the name of tidying up all that creative chaos may be sending the wrong message to the people burdened by the premature standardization of [insert least favorite XML spec here].
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