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- From: David Megginson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML-Dev Mailing list <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 20:42:13 -0400 (EDT)
Len Bullard writes:
> Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> > This seems to be turning into "why T.B-L is bad for the WWW"
> > which is completely against the point I was trying to put forward:
> > personally, I think the idea of someone (or body) at the top whose
> > primary job is to unblock logjams is good (indeed, my countries
> > political constitution is based on this, very successfully).
> The idea in ours is that in a deadlock vote, one man or woman,
> can break a tie. Otherwise, the executive branch can propose
> and lobby for legislation and acts as top cop. It cannot
> thwart majority rule.
I don't know a lot about the U.S. constitution, but as I understood
it, it takes a two-thirds majority to override a presidential veto,
not 50% + 1.
The problem in the W3C is that even a 100% majority cannot override a
directorial veto; the benefit is that it's relatively easy for the
members to vote with their feet.
All the best,
David Megginson firstname.lastname@example.org
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