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RE: New W3C Working Drafts (and new Saxon release)

Subject: RE: New W3C Working Drafts (and new Saxon release)
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 23:18:18 -0000
RE:  New W3C Working Drafts (and new Saxon release)
I'm sorry, but

(a) the official position is that W3C doesn't publish its plans

(b) the practical position is that its plans aren't worth the paper they
aren't written on, because the whole exercise is process-driven rather than
date-driven. You get out of last call when you have dealt with all the
comments received during last call, which depends (i) on how many and how
difficult are the comments, and (ii) on the amount of resource available in
the WGs to process them (which is slowly declining as the work becomes less
and less interesting: but this does have the beneficial effect that it
becomes easier to reach agreement.)

Michael Kay

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Pieter Reint Siegers Kort [mailto:pieter.siegers@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 14 February 2005 22:47
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE:  New W3C Working Drafts (and new Saxon release)
> Sorry - yes, I meant CR of course :-) 
> Michael, I would like to know when is when this year... is it 
> ok to assume
> it will be Q4?
> Cheers and thanx,
> <prs/>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Colin Paul Adams [mailto:colin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2005 3:12 AM
> To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re:  New W3C Working Drafts (and new Saxon release)
> >>>>> "Michael" == Michael Kay <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>     >> Thanx for the pointer Michael - when do you think they will
>     >> reach W3C RC?
>     Michael> The official plan is this year, but if we get another
>     Michael> 1000 public comments on XQuery, that won't be achieved.
> I take it that RC here means Candidate Recommendation?
> --
> Colin Paul Adams
> Preston Lancashire

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