Re: Someone bashing XSL

Subject: Re: Someone bashing XSL
From: "Sebastian Rahtz" <sebastian.rahtz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 22:29:27 +0100 (BST)
Simon St.Laurent writes:
 > Current and live competition, taken seriously.  If the W3C was crazy enough
 > to set up a competitive environment within its own styles project

since it didn't, presumably we can forget this thread... (your
_perception_ is that it did, but thats another matter)

 > of standards, alternatives that take different approaches altogether should
 > be encouraged even as they announce why they consider their approach better.

absolutely. but not via the "party political" approach of negative
campaigning, that helps no-one.

 > Perhaps it's because the XSL community has responded publicly to any kind
 > of project-level criticism with flat denial and ridicule rather than
 > considering whether that criticism might in fact have a point.  

dang, I could have sworn I read "CSS" there instead of "XSL" ...

 > that is self-reinforcing.  Given the strength (not necessarily size) and
 > attitude of that community,

ah, you can't have your cake and eat it. you say "strength", presumably 
implying that the (few) people involved are much respected in the
profession. yet you _don't_ respect their views! so they are not
strong.... u.s.w.


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