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> On Fri, Aug 19, 2005 at 07:28:14PM +1000, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>> You would either finish within the two-year deadline, or you would never
>> finish at all.
> Under this rule XML would not have reached Recommendation status.
I didn't write that: that was Michael's misunderstanding that I was
proposing 2 year WG life rather than 2 year individual membership.
XML still would have been developed. Other people from the larger XML group
would have swapped into the ERB as the original ERB members timed out.
There is plenty of talent around.
> Neither would HTML at IETF, nor at W3C. Nor would DOM, nor SGML at
IETF and ISO have completely different processes, so they are not comparable.