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Re: [October, 2006] Tim Berners-Lee: the attempt to get the w

  • From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@rbii.com>
  • To: XML Developers List <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2011 00:24:01 -0400

Re:  [October
> A lot didn't.  At no point did I ever expect XML to replace HTML, and
> wen I joined W3C years later, I was surprised to see that management
> seemed to view XML as basically a failed attempt to replace HTML.

I think in hindsight there was an awful lot of hubris and NIH syndrome mixed in with the good intentions of many W3C standards (maybe standard in general): so many people didn't *want* to get it.
Then of course, there's the subjective weighting... for many people, there was no *apparent* ROI in a cutover. The big lesson is that 'better' isn't necessarily 'good enough'...

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