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Re: Realistic proposals to the W3C?

  • From: Amy Lewis <amyzing@t...>
  • To: "Clark C. Evans" <cce@c...>, xml-dev@l...
  • Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 22:34:33 -0400

Re: Realistic proposals to the W3C?
On Mon, Oct 16, 2000 at 02:59:22PM -0400, Clark C. Evans wrote:
>On Mon, 16 Oct 2000 Mike.Champion@S... wrote:
>> CLARITY OF SPECS
>> 
>> Insist on an open source reference implementation?
>
>Absolutely.  Only, call me strange, but I would go 
>one step further and say that the reference 
>implementation *is* the recommendation and that 
>any other explanatory documents are secondary.  

Another view:

1) require that a candidate recommendation be accompanied by a
conformance-determining test suite (hah!  eXtreme Specifying, anyone?)
2) since W3C wishes to remain a vendor forum, adopt the principles of
other vendor coalitions: no recommendation may *leave* candidate status
until two member organizations have produced conformant (see 1),
interoperable implementations.

No rough consensus; that's left to the working groups and W3C members. 
Hot and cold running code ....

Amy!
-- 
Amelia A. Lewis          alicorn@m...          amyzing@t...
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cloudy as I'd been the night before.  I went in seeking clarity.
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