Weighing in on XSL / Standards

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Mon May 24 16:57:15 BST 1999

At 10:20 PM 5/24/99 +1000, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>Dave has mentioned that DSSSL was only partly implemented, but it should
>be emphasized that this does not mean a failure in the DSSSL

I couldn't disagree more.  A standard which goes unimplemented is not
only a failed standard but actively damaging, as it weakens the arguments
for standards-based development.  -Tim

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