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Re: [xml-dev] Why Use anyURI

> This whole thing where people point out problems with the deliverables,
> and then something's done about it isn't popular with the Working Group:
>    At the face to face meeting of January 2006 in St. Petersburg,
>    the Working Group decided not to take further action on this
>    issue in XML Schema 1.1.  (This issue was not discussed
>    separately; it was one of those which were dispatched by a
>    blanket decision that all other open issues would be closed
>    without action, unless raised again in last-call comments.)
>      -- http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=1889
> (I'm not aware they handled subsequent last call comments differently.)
Actually, many comments on the spec have been received and dealt with. 
The problem is that the number of active participants on the WG is tiny, 
and none of them is able to allocate more than about 10-20% of their 
time to this activity, while at the same time the amount of user 
interest in the spec is huge. So the Chair has from time to time decided 
that the primary objective was to get finished, and that if we continued 
to remain open to new comments, the backlog of comments would increase 
over time rather than decreasing. The fact that we've been in this 
position since Jan 2006 and still haven't finished illustrates the 
magnitude of the problem.

When I saw that this was the situation, I decided to stop moaning from 
the sidelines and join the WG. The situation might be different if more 
people had done the same.

Michael Kay

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