Next Round

Tim Bray tbray at
Thu Jan 21 07:33:48 GMT 1999

At 10:51 PM 1/20/99 -0500, Tyler Baker wrote:
>Well, if the namespaces recommendation was done intelligently

... various opinions excised...

> I
>honestly pray the W3C does not operate with the politics of the Pentagon.  
>It is funny because I have had many offline remarks that concur with my 
>feelings, probably because these people are afraid of retribution for not 
>marching in lock step with a standards organization.  

Damn straight.  In fact, I can reveal that the W3C has subcontracted
with a major sub-unit of the Pentagon (quite a bit of extra time on 
their hands these days over there) and those boys are monitoring this 
list vigilantly for the first sign of someone getting out of lock-step.
There's now a markup-thoughtcrime massive-retaliation strike force
on 24-hour alert hiding behind an NNTP server in Falls Church, so
straighten up and fly right, girls 'n' boys.  There's a bit of a problem
in that xml-dev is hosted in a Foreign Country, but they're working
on leveraging the NATO liaison; so the kind of dangerous anarchy
we've seen around here can't last long, thank goodness. -T.

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