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Re: A few questions

From: Mike Champion <mcc@arbortext.com>
Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 09:20:56 -0400
Message-Id: <98May20.092117edt.26885@thicket.arbortext.com>
To: www-dom@w3.org
At 08:59 PM 5/19/98 -0400, Chris Hubick wrote:
>	As a user, I prefer clean and simple, with less functionality,
>over convoluted and complex with more functionality.  But then again, one 
>could argue, what do I know?  Just nailing down the objects involved
>seems like enough of an accomplishment to me, without all these other
>issues.  Just my three cents.

This is a fundamental dilemma we face.  If we were designing an API for
some "captive" audience, I'd agree with you.  Instead, we're trying to
design a standard that will "woo" people away from the proprietary APIs
they already have, and to bridge the gaps between the HTML - XML worlds and
the scripting - programming worlds.  Everybody wants it to be "simple", but
the various worlds have different and incompatible notions of what the
fundamental objects and methods should be.  
Received on Wednesday, 20 May 1998 09:24:24 UTC

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