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RE: DR305 -- ongoing discussion

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 14:20:05 -0800
Message-ID: <001c01c0750a$292be840$308f3b9d@redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Henry Lowe" <hlowe@omg.org>, <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
I tend to agree with Henry in that I find it difficult to evaluate this
requirement based on the proposed wording. It might be a better strategy to
turn the requirement up-side-down and say something like this:

    It should be possible to write simple, special purpose XP
    implementations which only can handle a small predetermined
    set of XP modules with potentially a fixed set of parameters.


> The revision, IMHO, has gone a bit too far in that it has
> abstracted out all the useful detail for judging whether
> we have met this requirement (when we get down to doing XP
> itself).  Sort of like saying I want a restaurant with good
> food without defining "good food" or giving examples of what
> (I think) is good food -- a steak might fill the bill for
> one person, whereas another fancies fresh cod (I sort of like
> fried grasshoppers, once in a while ;-)
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