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   Ending charters (was Re: [xml-dev] Character Entities)

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John Cowan writes:
> We don't think that it's in our charter to do 
>this ourselves.  This is far from "burning it at the stake".

While I'm not particularly happy with the XML Core WG's justifications,
I think there may be a bright spot here.

Maybe it's time to close out that charter, reduce its scope completely,
and thereby end the existence of any such stakes.  

Let the W3C get out of the XML business completely. The results since
XML 1.0 itself (and maybe XSLT and XPath if you want to count them as
part of XML and not as set of style tools) seem to range from annoying
to catastrophic, depending on who you ask.  The W3C can get back to
thinking about the Web and vocabularies for working on the Web, things
they've done well for a long time.

It's nice that we have XML, but I'm not sure that its future development
per se is necessary.  Pull the plug, and we can get on with arguing
about what we should do rather than what the W3C should do.

Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
http://simonstl.com may be my URI
http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI
urn:oid: is another possibility altogether


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