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   RE: Will XML change the character of W3C?

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  • From: Ann Navarro <ann@webgeek.com>
  • To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>, karl.best@oasis-open.org,xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 11:58:10 -0400

At 08:44 AM 10/19/00 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

>We can't do it *all* on open lists.  All that people
>such as Simon St Laurent have asked for is the
>technical reasoning behind decisions.

Except that this ignores (or forgets) that all decisions aren't necessarily 
based on the best technical reasoning. It may have been politics, 
stonewalling, or finally caving in to some sort of consensus with a 
minority opinion. Rare are issues that are unanimous.

Would those who want reasons behind decisions accept "the best solution the 
group could come to consensus on"? I can only see follow-up as to what the 
other proposals were and why or why not something was/wasn't accepted, and 
that's where you get into "Well, Foo, Inc's rep refused this", etc.


Ann Navarro
Author and Chief Geek, WebGeek, Inc.
In print soon!  XHTML By Example - http://www.webgeek.com/books/


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