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RE: Call for implementation ideas

From: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 09:34:00 +0000
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
CC: HTMLwg WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E3EACD022300B94D88613639CF4E25F81A2FC27E@TK5EX14MBXC134.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Some WGs have used a mixed model of features where: 

a) a set of "core" features is defined that a higher number of implementations must implement to progress to PR, and 
b) a second set of "optional" features that only require the implementation by at least two individual implementations.

For example you can review the CR exit criteria results for XQuery 1.0 [1].  If WG members are interested I can dig up the actual XQuery 1.0 CR exit criteria and what "optional" features were "put at risk".

Of course it can take a WG a long time to agree on the "core" and "optional" set of features.  But if there are some features that implemented LESS widely than the "core" features then this is one way that WGs have made progress without taking the less implemented features out of their Recommendation.

/paulc

[1] http://dev.w3.org/2006/xquery-test-suite/PublicPagesStagingArea/XQTSReportSimple_XQTS_1_0_2.html  

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