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Re: URIs quack like a duck

From: Clark C. Evans <cce@clarkevans.com>
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 20:57:19 -0400 (EDT)
To: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
cc: michaelm@netsol.com, xml-uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10005292054510.21852-100000@clarkevans.com>
On Mon, 29 May 100, John Cowan wrote:
> 
> Michael Mealling scripsit:
> 
> > The 'backward compatibility argument' doesn't hold much
> > water with me... How many applications actually depend on this change?
> > If it isn't in the hundreds of thousands then I don't really care....
> 
> Feh.  You are willing, then, to dishonor your word, provided only a
> few persons who relied on it are "inconvenienced" thereby?  Remind me
> never to call *you* as a witness for anything.
> 
> By issuing a Recommendation, the W3C as an organization pledged its word.


Admiting a mistake should not bring dishonor.


Clark
Received on Monday, 29 May 2000 20:53:06 UTC

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