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Subject: Re: [office] Differences between list proposals

On Wednesday 18 April 2007 19:11, Mason, James David (MXM) wrote:
>  I want to second some of Patrick's points from an ISO point of view.
> The primary purpose of JTC1 standards is to promote interoperability.
> I'm now in my 27th year of working on JTC1 standards, and my experience
> has that the successful standards have been the ones that were out in
> front, leading the way towards correct behavior. The proposals that
> I've seen that simply codified existing behavior were too narrow and
> generally failed

I'm glad you point this out; I fully agree to your sentiments.

The ideal manner to create this is to have some people that have 
experience with the content, preferably multiple people with quite 
different backgrounds, and then reach a concensus on the way that lists 
_should_ behave. And then codify that.

Thomas Zander

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