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RE: W3C Decision process (RE: ANN: SAX Filters for Namespace Proc essing)

Yes.  By all means, yes.
But remember that in most cases, all the standards organizations guarantee
is a process and ratification by nation members.   One may usefully inquire as
to the value of ratification by such a body.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com [mailto:Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com]
So, the W3C is a reasonable "R&D Lab for the Internet" where competitors get together to sort out where they want to compete, and where they want to work in tandem; this is a "good thing" because this provides end-users with a rough, sketch of what they can expect to buy, what they will have to build, and what components they can reasonably expect to interoperate in a rapidly changing world.   It is NOT a reasonable standards organization, as this example illustrates all too clearly.  W3C Recommendations are a common *starting* point on the road to truly robust standards.