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   Re: Anti-Ranti

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  • From: "Michael Champion" <mike.champion@softwareag-usa.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 20:52:25 -0500

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Brownell" <david-b@pacbell.net>
To: "Rick JELLIFFE" <ricko@allette.com.au>; <xml-dev@xml.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2000 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: Anti-Ranti

> Curiously, the official W3C process expects all non-members to wait
> till "Proposed Recommendation" or (new) "Candidate Recommendation"
> to express opinions.  An "appropriate" moment is already defined.

I don't think this is a fair reading of the W3C process document
 It says "This is a public W3C Working Draft for review by W3C members and
other interested parties"

Thus, the appropriate moment can be the Working Draft.  Granted, it takes a
lot of faith, hope, naivete, or resources to implement WDs since they are
highly subject to change, but non-members who want to participate in the
process are VERY welcome to try implementing WDs and comment on their
problems.  As a matter of fact, that is exactly how one usually becomes an
"invited expert".

Mind you, I agree that many working groups are not sufficiently responsive
to outside input, but this is the style of the WGs, not the policy of the

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