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A brainstorm of the problems/distractions that plague typical content standards efforts. -[http://tantek.com/ Tantek]
 
A brainstorm of the problems/distractions that plague typical content standards efforts. -[http://tantek.com/ Tantek]
  
* ego
 
** reinvention - web and modern search engines have reduced excuses for this, but we will still have NIH behaviors even when ignorance isn't a problem.
 
** desire to be the "outside container" (we'll put all other stuff inside us)
 
 
* completeness
 
* completeness
 
** based on platonic ideals of content (as opposed to human behaviors)
 
** based on platonic ideals of content (as opposed to human behaviors)
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** scope/feature creep - general purposeness
 
** scope/feature creep - general purposeness
 
** extensibility
 
** extensibility
* self-design bias
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* ego
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** reinvention - web and modern search engines have reduced excuses for this, but we will still have NIH behaviors even when ignorance isn't a problem.
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** desire to be the "outside container" (we'll put all other stuff inside us)
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* self/community-design bias
 
** designed by technologists for technologists (as opposed to for authors)
 
** designed by technologists for technologists (as opposed to for authors)
 
** note: it was an *accident* that HTML was easy to learn for non-technical authors, designers, artists etc.: http://tantek.com/log/2003/0813t1158.html#handauthoring
 
** note: it was an *accident* that HTML was easy to learn for non-technical authors, designers, artists etc.: http://tantek.com/log/2003/0813t1158.html#handauthoring
 
** localization / internationalization issues (first/last name are different in some countries)
 
** localization / internationalization issues (first/last name are different in some countries)
 
* legal issues, copyrights, patents etc.
 
* legal issues, copyrights, patents etc.

Latest revision as of 19:02, 20 December 2008

Why are content standards hard?

A brainstorm of the problems/distractions that plague typical content standards efforts. -Tantek

  • completeness
    • based on platonic ideals of content (as opposed to human behaviors)
    • edge cases
    • scope/feature creep - general purposeness
    • extensibility
  • ego
    • reinvention - web and modern search engines have reduced excuses for this, but we will still have NIH behaviors even when ignorance isn't a problem.
    • desire to be the "outside container" (we'll put all other stuff inside us)
  • self/community-design bias
    • designed by technologists for technologists (as opposed to for authors)
    • note: it was an *accident* that HTML was easy to learn for non-technical authors, designers, artists etc.: http://tantek.com/log/2003/0813t1158.html#handauthoring
    • localization / internationalization issues (first/last name are different in some countries)
  • legal issues, copyrights, patents etc.