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   Re: [xml-dev] Alternative "character entity" proposal

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On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 11:36:55AM -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> Maybe we should have some kind of entity-processing bake-off, where
> developers can implement and show off their various tools? (Preferably
> in public, not at a sort-of-concealed W3C event.)

What sort of venue did you have in mind?

Also note that the level of "concealment" of W3C events varies between
entirely open and entirely member-only, as appropriate.

(if you are thinking of the Worshop I chaired last month, the minutes
and full proceedings, all that I have, will be public at the end of
October; most of the delay is to let attendees review the minutes,
and some of it is so I can get all the papers & presentations linked
and checked and (where necessary) converted.  But it's not a desire
to be secretive.  Participation was limited because smaller Workshops
can work better, it's a balance between representing the community and
having a manageable size.  But there were quite a few people from
organizations who were not W3C Members, it was open to the public.)

I suppose we could consider doing something at the same week as the
W3C Technical Plenary in France next Spring; the advantage would be
that we might get a number of members of XML Core there, as well as
people from the MathML and HTML Working Groups, and yet not exclude
anyone else, except by reason of cost of travel, which is always an
issue with warm-flesh-and-hot-blood events.

But even a two or three day workshop would likely not be enough to
find any consensus unless there was a lot of preparation beforehand.


Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/


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