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RE: Realistic proposals to the W3C?
- From: Jonathan.Robie@S...
- To: Mike.Champion@S..., xml-dev@l...
- Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 17:49:57 -0400
Title: RE: Realistic proposals to the W3C?
Mike Champion wrote:
> My concern is that the W3C can't be both the "research lab for
> the Web" and the "one-stop shop for de-facto standards for the
> Web". Or at least it can't do this without making this
> distinction more clear in its process and in its outputs. And
> it should not even THINK about complicating the proven technology
> in order to make life easier for the folks in the research lab.
But the tough question remains the legacy data question - if someone spends 2 years playing with a new technology and proves that it is useful, can we find a way to create a more solid specification based on experience without causing massive incompatibility problems with existing data?
If we can figure out how to crack that nut, I think we could iron out the problems that we all bump into. So far, it's been a hard nut to crack.
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