Why do we write standards?

James Robertson jamesr at steptwo.com.au
Sun Nov 14 07:03:12 GMT 1999

At 05:39 13/11/1999 , Steven R. Newcomb wrote:

>(I'm trying to think who defends XML from creeping scope.  I should
>know the answer to that question, but I don't.)

After some of my (as usual) rabid posts attacking
creeping featurism in XML, I have received a number
of private responses encouraging me.

Let's just say that some of these hold respected
positions in the standards process ... :-)

The question is: why everyone is keeping their
heads down on this topic?

Just a small comment from one who would
like to drive a stake through the heart of
the current "standards" process, and get on
with real work.


James Robertson
Step Two Designs Pty Ltd
SGML, XML & HTML Consultancy
jamesr at steptwo.com.au

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