Standards are important. However, history has shown/proven that standards/specifications come and go, whereas requirements persist. So, for example, in the case of transactions, we've had A, B, C, D, but at their core they are doing the same thing. Messaging is another good example: A, B, C, etc. Hence the reason that our first target will be to produce a core ESB framework that matches requirements and ignores specifications in this area: we want something that will last and won't require re-implementation several years from now.
History of International Telephony Standards
1927: CCIR, CCIF, CCIT
1934: ITU name meaning changed
1956: CCIF + CCIT = CCITT
1992: ITU-R, ITU-D, CCITTITU-T
1865: International Telegraph Union (ITU)
1927: three subcommittees: the Consultative Committee for International Radio (CCIR), the Consultative Committee for International Telephone (CCIF), and the Consultative Committee for International Telegraph (CCIT)
1934: the International Telegraph Union changed its name to the present-day meaning—the ITU. By this time the ITU covered all forms of wireline and wireless communication.
1947: the ITU became a United Nations (UN) specialized agency.
1956: the CCIF and CCIT were combined and became the CCITT—the Consultative Committee for International Telegraph and Telephone.
1992: three sectors corresponding to its three main areas of activity: telecommunication standardization (ITU-T), radio communication (ITU-R), and telecommunication development (ITU-D). The CCITT that had been established in 1956 as part of the ITU ceased to exist and became the ITU-T.
Note: The ITU-T continues to refine and develop international standards for SS7 protocols, intelligent networks, and bearer/signaling transport over IP.
The current organization partners are Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB—Japan), China Wireless Telecommunication Standards group (CWTS—China), European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI—Europe), Committee T1 (North America), Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA—Korea), and Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC—Japan). The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA—North America) is an observer to 3GPP.
The scope of 3GPP was subsequently amended to include the maintenance and development of the Global System for Mobile communication (GSM), General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), and Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE). Previously, it focused only on developing standards for third-generation mobile systems.
The Web Standards Project announce they are taking a break… old news perhaps but it happened to coincide with my going to a UltraDev meet to talk about the future, about standards, XHTML and CSS… about the things that in part I have learned from The Web Standards Project.
Web标准项目宣布他们正在休息……也许是个老新闻，但是恰巧与我去参加UltraDev会议谈论未来，标准， XHTML和CSS ……恰好是我从TheThe中学到的东西相吻合。 Web标准项目。
6 months ago I built and was getting a load of hassle about this site which still throws out users who visit with browsers that do not have decent support for web standards. Perhaps I wouldn’t have had the nerve to do this had I not had the backing of that well written page on the Web Standards Project site.
6个月前，我建立了这个网站，并引起了很多麻烦，但仍然使那些使用对Web标准没有很好支持的浏览器访问的用户感到困惑。 如果我没有Web Standards Project网站上写得很好的页面的支持，也许我不会有这样做的勇气。
I’ve learned a lot since I built this site, I’ve started to use fully CSS positioned HTML and XHTML compliant sites for clients, I’ve found ways to cope with old browsers other than simply throwing them out. I’ve learned a new way of working well enough to be able to talk about it to others, to hopefully get other people as excited about the new possibilities as I still am.
I’m sad that the Web Standards project felt the need to take a break. I’m sad because they gave me a kick in the right direction, and I’m sure countless other developers could say the same. The Web Standards Project was a starting point and a home, somewhere to go back to and point other people to.
对于Web Standards项目感到需要休息一下，我感到很难过。 我很伤心，因为他们给了我正确的方向，我敢肯定，无数其他开发人员也会说同样的话。 Web Standards Project是一个起点和家，可以回到其他人去的地方。
Times are changing – the reception I got for these ideas this last weekend was positive and interested and full of questions. Things are moving on, but I don’t think its time to stop pushing, and it can get rather lonely when it feels like you are flying this bloody big flag that you don’t fully understand all on your own …