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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: JSR-311 update
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:22:50 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> On Mar 13, 2007, at 3:25 AM, Steve Loughran wrote:
>> I am very confused. Surely the purpose of JSR-311 was to come up with 
>> these APIs? But Sun have just released an early access version of the 
>> same APIs? How can that be, unless someone has worked out a way to 
>> send emails backwards in time?
> 
> Nobody in their right mind starts a standards committee without already
> having implemented something that works as they intend the first draft
> of the standard to work.  It is very rare for such standards to be
> changed much by the committee, because design-by-committee always sucks.
> Usually, either the committee focuses on specifying the details of
> what works, or a second party brings their own implementation into
> the committee and everyone changes course to specify that.
> 
> ....Roy

I agree, protos are essential. but at the same time, calling it "Early 
Access"? That implies that it is already seen as the way forward, when 
there were other approaches -especially restlet- on the table.

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