[LINK] Killing the Web?
Fri, 06 Oct 2000 15:03:50 +1000
At 12:42 6/10/00 +1100, Robin Whittle wrote:
>This article paints a depressing and probably realistic picture of
>under-developed, complex, overly divergent (for commercial reasons)
>standards. "Standardsitis" - a condition well known to the IT industry
>and people beavering away on ambitious standards committees.
Elegantly expressed, as always, Robin.
Then you said:
>In electronics, things get better rapidly. Components become more
>capable, more compact, more reliable and cheaper. If they were
>inelegant or unreliable, they wouldn't last long.
And I'd like to think that the same principle will apply to XML. It was a
good idea, but it's been so corrupted that it faces the fate of all
non-standard standards. I've got a dollar that says HTML has nothing to
worry about. Takers?