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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu] 
> At 10:39 AM -0400 5/17/02, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> >Imagine the consternation when the dozen or so participants
> >realized  that EVERY National Body had voted "NO", and,
> >moreover, with NO  constructive comments!  The approach was seen
> >as too complex, too ad  hoc, and (because it still left
> >everything requiring an 
> integral number 
> >of octets) insufficient to produce efficient encodings of 
> things like 
> >"SEQUENCE OF BOOLEAN".  It was quite clearly dead in the water.
> >
> What strikes me as most interesting about this is that people
> outside  the working group effectively had veto power over the
> spec. If it had  been left to merely the group producing the spec
> to decide when it  was done, this would not have happened. I can
> think of at least two  major W3C specs that would possibly have
> been vetoed if people 
> outside the working group were allowed to vote, 

I thought that, the AC reps and ultimately the W3C director decree
what gets to recommendation status.

Bill de hÓra

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