As part of a lecture, I prepared a slide showing the dependencies of the
various W3C XML specs (plus SAX), and I thought this might be of interest
to some on this list. A screen capture of the PPT slide is found at:
The arrows indicate which specs a given spec depends on (dependencies
being accumulative). Orange corresponds to a 'recommendataion', and blue
to a working draft or a 'proposed recommendataion'. There are no
specification versions ....
I hope to eventually turn this into an animated slide ... could have the
various spec's pop into appearance according to the historical timelines.
I suspect that the growth is at least exponential .....