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   Re: XML Schema WG changing gears (was Re: Schema concepts)

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  • From: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
  • To: "XML-Dev Mailing list" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: 19 Feb 2000 19:42:43 +0000

"Michael Champion" <Mike.Champion@softwareag-usa.com> writes:

> [Putting on my W3C hat] What a working group *says* is a spec is not
> necessarily what the W3C says is a Recommendation.  There's a round
> of comments by other working groups and implementers, a vote by the
> membership, and finally the Recommendation of the director. To the
> exent that large numbers of people who believe strongly in this or
> other issues can lobby W3C members, the W3C process can allow public
> input to significantly constrain a working group.  Agitation on
> XML-DEV last fall clearly led to a simplification of the namepaces
> in the XHTML spec, it could happen again.  Wait until the next draft
> (which I have heard has taken pains in the direction of clarity and
> simplicity); if it is too complex, then make clear, specific
> recommendations as to how to simplify it to this list, the Schema
> public comment list, your company's W3C participants (if
> applicable), your partners/suppliers who are W3C participants, etc.

Absolutely right, thank you for stating this so clearly.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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