Re: critique: Outsider's Guide to the W3C
At 09:34 AM 1/10/2003 -0800, Tim Bray wrote: >Jonathan Robie wrote: > >>It might be worth mentioning that the reason for labeling a WD as Last >>Call is that we really want people to look it over for any show-stopping >>problems. Also, it is worth noting that the last call review period is >>generally three weeks, so people should be aware that there is not a lot >>of time to review these documents. > >The realities are that most people ignore most working drafts most times, >just because they're too busy. So what Last Call really means is "we know >you've been ignoring us, so really do take a look at this." One effect is >that the name "last call" occasionally misleads WG members into thinking >that they're almost finished, whereas in reality a lot of show-stopping >objections will raise their heads for the first time at this stage. -Tim Right. In fact, a Working Group may move a document to Last Call just to force feedback, even though we know there is more work to do. Jonathan
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