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Moving xml technology development outside of w3c

Right now the core aspects of xml technology are under w3c governance.
However increasingly the w3c is focused less and less on xml, and
while it still has some xml-related working groups, they are
increasingly less connected to other parts of the w3c, such as the
browser-related web technology groups.

This makes me wonder if it still makes sense to have the core aspects
of xml technology, such as XML DOM, at w3c. On the other hand, most
core XML technologies have achieved a degree of stability that makes a
lack of further development irrelevant. Moreover, the w3c gives xml
technology a visibility that they would not have otherwise.

One thing WHATWG showed is that if people do not like the direction of
that w3c is taking a technology, it is possible to start an

Now I'm not volunteering any of my time or energy, because those two
resources have other priorities, ultimately, this is just a random
thought, but I wanted to put it out there, mostly because it gave me
an excuse to think rambling thoughts on a technology that has a
special place in my heart, but I wanted to put it out there, in case
anyone wanted to run with it.

With regards,
Rand McRanderson

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