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Re: NextXML.org - a working space.

  • From: Rob Koberg <rob@koberg.com>
  • To: Uche Ogbuji <uche@ogbuji.net>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 07:16:57 -0800

Re:  NextXML.org - a working space.
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Why doesn't XML have a competitor to a wiki?


On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 6:43 AM, Uche Ogbuji <uche@ogbuji.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@ibiblio.org>
> wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Ben Trafford <ben@prodigal.ca> wrote:
>> > The reason I think this is necessary is because the scope of the
>> > discussion is quickly being ill-served by a mailing list. People are
>> > starting to present proposals and samples and whatnot -- it'd be good to
>> > have a place to put them.
>> >
>> I don't think so. Right now we're just throwing a bunch of random
>> ideas at a wall to see what sticks. If anything happens, then assume
>> that none of this is what it will eventually look like. I doubt any of
>> this discussion is worth saving beyond the memories of the
>> participants, and that only in so far as it leads us to future
>> decisions. The question now is not, "What is to be done?" It is,
>> "Should anything be done?" and "Can anything useful be done?" If those
>> are answered in the affirmative, then it will be time to set up
>> systems to collect thoughts and organize discussion (though that too
>> will probably be primarily a mailing list, not a WIKI). But not yet.
> To be fair, throwing up a wiki for Atom syntax (i.e. PIE ;) ) pretty early
> proved beneficial, even though there was just as much disparity, and even
> the name was far from settled (the name was determined by vote by active
> wiki participants).  I don't know for sure whether nextxml.org is too early,
> but that experience makes me feel it might not be so.

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