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From Remy Maucherat <>
Subject Re: Sloppy, Lazy Tomcat Developers (Was: Persistent "xmlValidation" Problem)
Date Fri, 04 Nov 2005 10:05:33 GMT
Bob Bronson wrote:
> Another lazy copout!! Even the web.xml that is distributed w/Tomcat does 
> not validate! Did you even test this before you replied to my note or 
> did you just assume the user was at fault???
> When someone criticizes the poor state of an open sores project (as I am 
> doing now), the typical response from the open sores programmer is to 
> shift responsibility to the user -- the user is often told to dig 
> through the change logs or browse the forum archives or even to fix the 
> bug/documentation themselves instead of "complaining". What an 
> unprofessional, lazy attitude from programmers! The open sores 
> programmers try to cast *their* laziness as the user's laziness for "not 
> digging deeply enough" to resolve their own problem, or even fixing the 
> problem themselves by going into the source code. The fact that the 
> Tomcat User mailing list often receives over 150 messages a day is more 
> a testament to Tomcat's crappy documentation than to its popularity.
> Yes, yes, I know Tomcat is "not for me". You're damned right. I'm happy 
> to pay money for quality. I guess Tomcat bares out the old adage, "you 
> get what you pay for".

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