RE: [xsl] Re: The Perils of Sudden Type-Safety in XSLT 2.0

Subject: RE: [xsl] Re: The Perils of Sudden Type-Safety in XSLT 2.0
From: "bryan" <bry@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 12:30:46 +0100
>I think this is misreading his words - "a change as significant as this

>cannot be made if only one member organisation supports it, and that is

>certainly not the case in this instance" - suggests to me that the 
>correct reading is that MS may support the change but, contrary to the 
>urban myth, so do others.

Sorry, I probably didn't phrase my post well, emotional subject and all.
I understood the implication that not only Microsoft but others
supported the change however my point is that people seem to have
inferred that Microsoft is a prime supporter of this change. That
although company B might say "That sounds like a good idea" Microsoft is
shouting "This is an absolutely essential idea" and I wonder why people
are making this inference. Is it because the idea seems to be negatively
received by seemingly 90% of people on list and any negative thing is
perceived to issue somehow from the belly of the beast? 

Or is it that the direction seems to people somehow to neatly tie in
with Microsoftian strategies of late? For example if I were to infer on
the opinions of Sun about this stuff I might hazard that Sun was
ambivalent, if not actively opposed. 

I think perhaps it just seems to people that these strategies benefit
the "big guys" against the small guys, which all of us on list are, even
if some of us currently or at times do work for the big guys. Because
the big guys are perceived as corporate personalities and the little
guys are perceived as developers. If so it becomes apparent why
Microsoft might take the brunt of the blame, because Microsoft is the
biggest of the big guys and thus the blame has bubbled up to them.

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