Re: Never mind the browser, let's do MicroXML
On Thu, 2010-12-16 at 09:18 -0700, Uche Ogbuji wrote: [...] > I do want to put one thing to bed: All this Vendor Capitalist Apprentice > robot parroting of "what's the business case? Huh? Huh?" Most of us work on > XML tools, at various levels of the stack. I've implemented at one time or > another dozens of XML specifications. The cost in unnecessary complexity of > all this work is staggering. For my part, I would love to have a path > towards simplifying this work in the long term, even if it meant some added > difficulty in the short term. I can tell you from engagement with users > that XML and some of its support standards as they are right now really > introduce inefficiency all over the place. It's not just having to again > once a week explain why folks are failing to match default namespaced > elements from XPath and the like. It's all the cruft cases these lead to in > the code. > > So nobody who matters for MicroXML should need some spiffy business case. Actually you just gave one. When I asked, what is the business case for the work, that's exactly the sort of answer I wanted - who will benefit and how and why - and the reason for asking is that it determines the focus of the work, and gives a way to measure if you're succeeding. Best, Liam -- Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/ Pictures from old books: http://fromoldbooks.org/ Ankh: irc.sorcery.net irc.gnome.org www.advogato.org
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