via a recent post to the LiveClipboard “LIVE-CLIP” mailing list, Matt Augustine, Software Design Engineer on Ray Ozzie’s CTO Concept Development Team, writes:
It’s been a week since we proposed changes to the Live Clipboard specification, so I’ll provide a quick update on the progress. Since the reaction to the proposal has been good, we will go ahead with the changes. We’ve made the required revisions in the spec. and in the sample page and scripts, and everything works well. Originally, we were aiming to post the updates this week to Ray’s blog, but yesterday we had a chance to meet with Tantek Çelik, who gave us lots of great feedback about the microformat examples in the spec. and sample page. We want to take the time to ensure that all of his suggestions are integrated, so we’ll wait until early next week to post the updates.
Software Design Engineer
CTO Concept Development Team
As mentioned in a follow-up response to Matt’s post this is absolutely FANTASTIC! To understand what I mean, I’ve copied my follow-up comments below.
Thanks Matt, MS, Tantek, and ALL of the folks involved with making good things like this happen. The collaborative computing world is going to be a MUCH better place because of these efforts.
My follow-up comments:
Tantek is a fantastic, one of a kind resource obviously… It’s great to see that he’s providing this feedback as this can only mean good things. Will be great to see what results because of this!
Glad to see you folks are taking this overall approach. No need to push something out the door that doesn’t need to be pushed out the door. It seems you’ve taken the same attitude with Vista. No matter what anyone else thinks or says, its obvious to me that the attitude is “take the necessary time to do it correctly the first time.” I commend you for such a brave, yet ABSOLUTELY correct stance.
NOTE: For those of you who don’t know who Tantek is (doubtful, but just in case) he is a high profile, EXTREMELY well respected member of the standards focused community, who before leaving MS a year or two back was the brain power behind Internet Explorer for Mac product which, among other things, has been highly revered as a standards conforming, well designed, and powerful web browser.
As far as I know, he is now/still with Technorati making all sorts of good things happen down there as well. So if anybody’s finger is on the pulse of the past, present, and future of the web, its DEFINITELY Tantek.
No doubt the result of this meeting will be good stuff for sure