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[xbl] "status of this document" section could use work

From: Samuel Bronson <naesten@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2012 20:24:57 -0400
Message-Id: <08264321-72F2-42FB-A858-AD62AA401DCF@gmail.com>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
At http://www.w3.org/TR/xbl/#status-of-this-document, the following  
message appears:
     Beware. This specification is no longer in active maintenance and  
the Web Applications Working Group does not intend to maintain it  
further. No browser vendor has plans to implement this specification  
at this time. Unless you are interested in the history of the Web's  
component model, this document is likely not of any use to you.

This does not make it clear why the specification was abandoned, or  
say where more recent efforts in this area are focused; I suggest  
changing it to something more like:
> Beware. This specification has been abandoned; after 5 years as  
> Candidate Recommendation, there still isn't a single browser vendor  
> even planning to implement it, and it is believed to be fatally  
> flawed. See http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011JulSep/1568.html 
>  for what became of the salvageable parts. Unless you are interested  
> in the history of the Web's component model, this document is likely  
> not of any use to you.
>
(Preferably with a somewhat smaller font size; with the crazy huge one  
it has now, my BIOS tends to ignore its existence and skip to the  
small print below it, perhaps on the theory that it is a banner ad or  
an illustration.)
Received on Friday, 21 September 2012 00:25:28 GMT

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