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From: Rob Mientjes <robmientjes@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 11:19:36 +0100
Message-ID: <e8e97f9f0601140219r673e7aabu@mail.gmail.com>
On 14/01/06, Eugene T.S. Wong <lists.eugenetswong at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Jan 2006 18:07:56 -0800, Jasper Bryant-Greene
> <jasper at album.co.nz> wrote:
>
> > How can it be called a standard when only one person uses it?
>
> I've never thought of a standard as something that required anybody to use
> it. If we all stopped using ASCII, then it would still be a standard. If I
> understand correctly, then I abide by #6 at
> http://opera.answers.com/standard
> I take it that you disagree?
>
> I think the opposite of a standard is no standard. That means if I abide
> by no standard, then there will be inconsistencies.

The point is that, even though you might find use in that addition, it
won't be added to a specification if nobody else can be convinced to
add it. It's as simple as that. It's no request show, it's a
"convince" show.

-Rob.
Received on Saturday, 14 January 2006 02:19:36 UTC

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