Overheard at a Working Group Meeting

Volume 7, Issue 63; 16 Apr 2004; last modified 08 Oct 2010

We were funnier this time. Or exhaustion is making us punchy. Or both.

Everything has been said before, but since nobody every listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.

André Gide

The XSL and XML Query Working Groups met for four days this week.

Submitted for your amusement, without attribution:

On Syntax

We don't need no stinking syntax.

On Clarity

Person X struggles to understand some line of argument.

Person Y (interrupts) “No, wait, I think I can clarify things. The in-scope schema definitions weren’t anaphoric to that part of the argument.”

Person Z “Uhm. That didn’t clarify anything for me.”

Person Y “Oh, no, I didn’t mean I could clarify it for you, I just wanted Person Y to understand.”

On Compromise

With the number of things I've had to give up, I can't live with the status quo. It's payback time.

On Drugs

Granted, I'm smoking crack, but…