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process sermon

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 15 May 1996 18:42:07 PDT
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <96May15.184220pdt.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
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My take on "process" is that

a) we're working hard to produce a draft specification that 
   implementors can implement and implementors will agree to implement
   and everyone else agrees too.

b) at this point, who said what when and in what committee doesn't
   matter very much.

There's no point in asking for a review if we're not willing to then
change the thing based on the review!  Presumably, if the subgroups
really worked out the groundwork, the members of the subgroups can
defend what the subgroups produced. If they didn't, then the draft
unravels at that point and we have to try again.

The bottom line: keep the arguments on the mailing list to the
technical points, and specifically about specific elements of the -03
draft. Your comments are needed by the end of the week so that the
editorial group can process them next week. There'll be another draft
with a marked set of differences for you to re-review.

This will be over one way or another in a couple of weeks.

End of process sermon. If you want to argue more about process, send
me private mail.

Received on Wednesday, 15 May 1996 18:43:38 UTC

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