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At 09:36 AM 5/17/2002 -0700, Lauren Wood wrote:

>  And it has been known for individual
>member companies to vote against particular recommendations, though I
>don't know of any that have been entirely rejected. Member companies could
>equally demand that the entire specification be completely reworked.

It happened with HTML 3, though I believe the process was somewhat 
different at the time.

>This tends not to happen, I think for a couple of reasons.
>1) the companies that care about the details tend to already be part of the

That's a tough one. Getting AC reps from companies not actively involved in 
a WG or planning on implementing a particular technology to spend the 
appropriate amount of time to review and form an informed opinion on the 
matter is difficult. I suspect more than a few member companies only vote 
on what they have direct interest in, and don't even bother reading the rest.


Ann Navarro, WebGeek Inc.
What's on my mind? http://www.snorf.net/blog/	


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