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Re: The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:48:14 +0000
Message-ID: <50AA70DE.2030108@nag.co.uk>
To: public-microxml@w3.org
On 19/11/2012 17:37, John Cowan wrote:
> Brian Kardell scripsit:
>> I disagree that this is necessarily a good thing - I think if
>> there is a hope to pull this off it has to involve some "on its own
>>  merits" growth/uptake by a community lest it be viewed as being
>> something handed from on high.  I'm curious to hear James Clark's
>> view on this...
> Well, I absolutely agree that bottom-up work is required, either by
> the CG as a whole, or by its members individually, or by third
> parties -- preferably all at once.  But given James's experience with
> RELAX NG (bottom-up) vs. XML Schema (top-down) adoption, I'd guess
> he'd be in favor of as much top-down push as we can get.  I certainly
> am, and I trust the XML Core WG not to make a botch of things (I've
> been a member since its founding in 1999).

But perhaps a more relevant analogy might be xml 1.1 where it's not
clear that having the W3C REC stamp really had any noticeable affect on
the rate of adoption.


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