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RE: W3C press release: comments on standard-setting
- From: Ann Navarro <email@example.com>
- To: Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 19:12:58 -0400
At 04:57 PM 4/17/2001 -0400, Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com wrote:
>I'm OK with the idea of the W3C "incubating" the Schema spec to the next
>level, but doesn't calling it a "standard" that can stand alongside XML 1.0
>demean the value of the term? If Schema is a Recommendation, shouldn't
>XML 1.0 be
>something more, like a "Strong Recommendation" or "W3C Standard" or something?
Recommendation has always been the end of the line (those who think we
should give up the ghost and just use "standard" can now fight with those
who are appalled at the W3C as a body deeming anything standard).
The Candidate Recommendation was supposed to be "we think it's cooked, go
out and tell us if we're wrong", but the vague manner in which CR was and
still is defined has turned it into a "last, last call" instead of a
serious or lengthy implementation and kick-the-tires phase.