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Re: HTML WG last call comment on http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-webarch-20040816/

From: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 17:41:07 +0200
To: "Stuart Williams" <skw@hp.com>
Cc: public-webarch-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <opsf6dutlgsmjzpq@viao-1.lan>

> Thanks  for your earlier response to me.  I took the liberty of  
> forwarding to the TAGs member-only list [1].
>
> You indicated the HTML-WGs need to see the proposed wording in context.  
> Subsequento our F2F, the relevant section has been updated in our  
> current editors draft and is available at [2] .
>
> We believe that the changes are responsive to HTML-WGs comment [3] and  
> we would like to know, ASAP , whether the HTML-WG agrees.

I am afraid not. They responded very strongly that it is not acceptable to  
recommend a spec that has not reached consensus within W3C. They object in  
particular to the wording "[XLink] is an appropriate specification" and  
"Designers of XML-based formats should consider using XLink".

Sorry.

Steven Pemberton
On behalf of the HTML WG

> Many thanks
>
> Stuart Williams
> On behalf of W3C TAG
> --
> [1]  
> http://www.w3.org/mid/8D5B24B83C6A2E4B9E7EE5FA82627DC9396D55@sdcexcea01.emea.cpqcorp.net
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2004/webarch-20041014/#xml-links
> [3] http://www.w3.org/mid/opse3b6givsmjzpq@viao-1.lan
>
> Steven Pemberton wrote:
>
>>
>> (Apologies for lateness, due to laptop meltdown and concomitant backlog)
>>
>> The HTML WG has one comment on the architecture last call:
>>
>> "XLink is an appropriate specification for representing links in  
>> hypertext  XML applications."
>>
>> We demur. XLink was issued without reaching consensus, and did not  
>> follow  due W3C process. This makes it an inappropriate specification  
>> for  underpinning the Web architecture until such time as consensus has  
>> been  achieved.
>>
>> Best wishes,
>>
>> Steven Pemberton
>> For the HTML WG
>>
>
>
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