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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 10:33:22 -0400
Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> The ISO HTML is in fact already created.
Ah, I didn't know it was an International Standard already.
> On the issue of whether W3C is a standards body, I think W3C has been pretty
> scrupulous to call their technologies "specifications" not "standards".
> But it is quite possible for a committee to stifle comments, even if they are
> good. To call it "politics" is just to say that technologies
> exist in the human world, where there are high stakes in the direction
> of technology.
Granted. But AFAIK the comments still have to be considered and
replied to, even if the reply amounts to "This idea is terminally
stupid". They can't be burked entirely. I am not accusing the
XML WG of doing anything of the sort, merely pointing out that
W3C committees *can* do that, and by the terms of their chartering
represent the consortium members, not the general public.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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