The future of web CMS is (not)

Julian Wraith recently asked people to contribute to a debate on the future of content management. While this is an interesting debate I'm going to attack it from a slightly different angle. I'm looking at it from the point of view that there are a number of widespread cross vendor issues that need to be fixed before we start moving forwards.

Each example is a real world example. Kudos points if you can spot the various CMS systems in question (some points apply to multiple CMS). If your CMS doesn't suffer from any of the following leave a link to it in my comments, I'd love to evaluate it.

So, in no particular order:

There was a time when some of these were acceptable scenarios, mainly due to the limitations of technology but leaving something dated in place because "it works" isn't an acceptable scenario in my book.

If you are a vendor who commits one of these crimes against WCM then I'd love to hear your excuses and intended fix dates. If you disagree with any of the above being a problem I'd also love to hear from you.

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