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   Re: [xml-dev] critique: Outsider's Guide to the W3C

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Jonathan Robie wrote:

> It might be worth mentioning that the reason for labeling a WD as Last 
> Call is that we really want people to look it over for any show-stopping 
> problems. Also, it is worth noting that the last call review period is 
> generally three weeks, so people should be aware that there is not a lot 
> of time to review these documents.

The realities are that most people ignore most working drafts most 
times, just because they're too busy.  So what Last Call really means is 
"we know you've been ignoring us, so really do take a look at this." 
One effect is that the name "last call" occasionally misleads WG members 
into thinking that they're almost finished, whereas in reality a lot of 
show-stopping objections will raise their heads for the first time at 
this stage.  -Tim


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