Some of many

Volume 8, Issue 46; 01 Apr 2005; last modified 08 Oct 2010

A number of these are bound to cross my desk today. Pointing to them obviates me from feeling guilty that I wasn't clever enough to think of my own, right?

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.

James Thurber

Joseph Walton offers XML+Data.

Sean McGrath comments on REST, SOAP, Speech Acts and the mustUnderstand model of SOA.

Dorothea Salo (via Walt Crawford) observes Gorman Abdicates, ALA Leadership in Disarray.

Robert Scoble provides a collection (that includes some collections).

Tim Bray points to RFC 4042: UTF-9 and UTF-18: Efficient Transformation Formats of Unicode.

Finally, Chris Ferris points to RFC 4041: Requirements for Morality Sections in Routing Area Drafts.


And how about the W3C recommendation "that the W3C produce a 'binary XML' recommendation"--that's right up there with RFC 3252!

Oh wait, they made that announcement yesterday. Never mind.

—Posted by Bob DuCharme on 01 Apr 2005 @ 03:19 UTC #

Bob, be careful not to imply to the rest of the world that there is a "W3C recommendation" about binary XML. There is a working group Note that advocates creating a working group to create a W3C Recommendation :-) The Apocolypse is several April Fools Days away, at best/worst.

—Posted by Mike Champion on 01 Apr 2005 @ 05:38 UTC #

I think Elliotte Rusty Harold nailed it.

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 01 Apr 2005 @ 06:45 UTC #

I had wondered if people would think I meant "Recommendation," but I did use a lower-case "r", as did the full sentence I was quoting from at

"We recommend that the W3C proceed to produce such a recommendation."

My opinion remains the one at, which I was happy to see Elliotte use. (It does indirectly quote Mike.)

—Posted by Bob DuCharme on 01 Apr 2005 @ 08:20 UTC #