Friday, November 12, 2004

Action on Atom

I feel the need to join the chorus praising Tim Bray's effort to kick the Atom spec to the next step in the IETF standards process. From Tim's blog post:
Ever since then, I’ve been convinced that standards organizations shouldn’t try to invent technology. (The W3C, which is jam-packed with super-smart people, has produced some horrible, damaging standards when they’ve tried to get too inventive.) The right role for a standards body is to wait till the implementors have deployed things and worked out the hard bits, then write down the consensus on what works and what doesn’t.


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