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   Re: Nesting XML based languages and scripting languages

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  • From: "Don Park" <donpark@quake.net>
  • To: "Jon Bosak" <Jon.Bosak@eng.Sun.COM>, <mamster@webeasy.com>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 17:50:46 -0700


>I'm not at liberty to disclose the details of the XSL WG's current
>design work.  All I'm telling you is that you are not going to get a
>very accurate idea of what XSL is capable of doing based on last
>year's submission.  You will get a much better picture in July.

Let me first say that I do understand why details of XSL WG can not be

However, I have heard through the grapevine that there is a lot of XSL
development activities at Microsoft with at least one project close to
completion.  My concern is this: are WG members allowed to share the details
of WG activity with coworkers?

If so, Microsoft and other members of the WG will have had 1 full year of
lead time when the rest of us can see the next version of XSL spec.  It is
true that I have not contributed a dime to W3C while Microsoft and others
have contributed significantly.

What I am saying is this: closed WG like XSL WG should release interim specs
more frequently (i.e. 3 months).  I believe I have some probability of
competing with a small MS team even if they were given 3 months of lead time
(after all I do have the strength of ten men and can leap over reasonably
tall structures after a good meal ;-).  I do not believe I can if they have
one year of lead time.


Don Park

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