Re: XSL with scripting
At 12:51 PM 12/22/98 -0600, Paul Prescod wrote: >Users ceded control of their standards from organizations they could >control -- such as the IETF and ISO -- to organizations that they could >not -- such as the W3C. Users confer legitimacy just on standards >organizations just as they do on governments. Presumably, they trust these >organizations. "Users ceded"? What? Never mind. Must have been one of those checks they send out where if you cash it, you've signed a contract. Vendors confer legitimacy on the W3C, not users. Vendors have the votes, after all, not users. >Luckily, a determined and interested group of users can make their own >standards: we've already seen that with SGML (ISO) and WebDAV (IETF) and >even XML-DEV (SAX). The only problem is that more advanced standards are >incredibly expensive to create. And hopefully, open process will demonstrate (as open source did for software) that that 'incredibly expensive to create' is by no means insuperable. No good place seems to exist to discuss these issues; any suggestions from the house? Oh well. I guess we'll see what the experts give us for a style standard... Simon St.Laurent XML: A Primer / Cookies Sharing Bandwidth Building XML Applications (February) http://www.simonstl.com XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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