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At 12:17 PM 6/20/2003 +0100, Michael Kay wrote:
> > Maybe W3C should require the development of a reference
> > implementation for every spec. This is the way Sun's Java
> > Community Process works.
>W3C arguably goes beyond this: it requires multiple implementations of a
>specification before the spec goes from Candidate Rec to Rec status.
I would have infinitely more faith in that process - and the process by
which Candidate Rec is occasionally skipped - if there was a public report
acknowledging which implementations were used as the basis for the
decision. (And no, I wouldn't count member-private implementations as
enough to move a spec forward.)
Right now, there's no way to evaluate whether the W3C goes beyond the JCP
or IETF on this. My under-informed understanding is that it does not.