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From: Strata Rose Chalup (strata@virtual.net)
Date: Sat Nov 11 2000 - 11:40:19 PPET

Strata Rose Chalup [strata@knownow.com]   |  strata@virtual.net, KF6NBZ
Director of Network Operations            |       VirtualNet Consulting
KnowNow, Inc [http://www.knownow.com]     |      http://www.virtual.net/

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[from http://www.zdnet.com/intweek/stories/news/0,4164,2650162-2,00.html, a discussion of the troubles the W3C has had in driving the standards process on the web.]

[Naming] might seem like a trivial issue, but it has spawned such heated debates that even Berners-Lee, universally regarded as polite, well-spoken and considerate, became fed up with the level of animosity.

On June 22, he began his e-mail to the list with a parody of an XML label: "(flame condescension= "on" spellchecker="0" frustration="98%" )" He went on to write: "When a subcommunity within the Web denigrates, misuses and generally abuses through lack of understanding another part of the Web architecture, it unfortunately falls on staff at W3C to try to hold the Web together. This is no fun."

"Current notions of 'best practice' for thinking up globally unique names such as 'foo' may be felt to be best practice by a set of people who use and see a very small set of names, but a decade of experience with scalable identifier systems suggests that using arbitrary strings sucks dead puppy dogs' tails."


- nick

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