Sinclair’s Syndrome

[ Thanks to Alain
for this link. ]

“A curious FAQ put up by an unnamed ISO staffer on MS-OOXML.
Question #1 expresses concerns about Fast Tracking a 6,000 page
specification, a concern which a large number of NB’s also
expressed during the DIS process. Rather than deal honestly with
this question, the ISO FAQ says:

“The number of pages of a document is not a criterion cited in
the JTC 1 Directives for refusal. It should be noted that it is not
unusual for IT standards to run to several hundred, or even several
thousand pages…”