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   Re: XML Fragment Interchange

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  • From: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
  • To: XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 09:47:41 -0500

At 10:05 2000 08 11 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>Did anyone ever do anything with XML Fragment Interchange:
>Its status signalled that future work was possible, but nothing public has
>happened in over a year:
>> The XML Fragment Working Group, with this 1999 June 30 Working 
>> Draft considers its charter discharged. This is the XML Fragment 
>> WG's W3C Working Draft as revised to reflect comments received 
>> during Last Call review. This draft is technically ready to go to 
>> Proposed Recommendation, but the WG decided to hold at this stage 
>> to await some implementation experience and to allow possibly 
>> related work in other WGs to progress further before submitting 
>> this draft for PR.

On 1999 Sep 25, the XML Core working group submitted an official Request 
to make the Fragment Interchange specification a Proposed Recommendation.
This Request goes to the W3C Team and Director.  Ordinarily, a response
to such a Request is forthcoming within days or a couple weeks.  However,
in the case of the Fragment Interchange spec, the Team appears to have
decided that the interest level is too low to warrant any resources be
put into processing this request, so it has remained an outstanding
request for almost a year.

Both W3C members and the user community at large are welcome to express
their opinion on the importance (or lack thereof) of this spec.  To date,
there has been several opportunities to do so, but no outpouring of
interest by either the developer or use community, so it appears that
the W3C Team's reading of the interest level is not inaccurate.



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