March 06, 2003

Don Box on Standards

Some quotes on XML and Web Services specifications from Don Box's keynote speak at the XML / Web Services One conference, as reported by Jack Vaughan at ADT magazine:
There are countless specifications in this area. It takes nothing to create a spec, and even less to put 'WS' in front of it and make it look official. It means nothing unless people use it. ... What matters is people writing software that uses XML. If the spec doesnít get you closer to that, itís not that relevant.

... When authors create XML specs that are too complex, fewer programmers will embrace XML.

... If people understand [a spec], if it has use by humans, it will succeed.

[ Don Box - XML / Web Services One 2003 ]

I believe this sentiment echoes many of the comments I posted a few days ago too.
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