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Re: Transition Request: CR Request for XLink 1.1

From: Steve Bratt <steve@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 10:09:14 -0500
Message-ID: <44197F9A.3070503@w3.org>
To: "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>
Cc: timbl@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org, webreq@w3.org, chairs@w3.org, w3t-comm@w3.org

Hi Paul,

Thanks for this.  I understand we will have the call on Tuesday 21 March at 9am ET.  I'll let you know if I see any procedural issues before then.  I know we will be discussing some technical issues, and that Tim is expected to attend the call.



Grosso, Paul wrote:
> The XML Core WG requests publication of 
>   XML Linking Language (XLink) Version 1.1
> available at
> http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/2004/xmlcore/xlink11/Overview.html
> as a Candidate Recommendation.  
> The URL cited above is for the most recent Member-only 
> version of the specification as of 15 March 2006 but 
> dated 28 March 2006 in anticipation of publication then.
> That file is set up to be published by moving it to
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/CR-xlink11-20060328/Overview.html
> The XLink 1.1 specification had been published on 7 July 2005 
> at http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-xlink11-20050707/
> as a Last Call Specification.  A document containing the 
> comments received from other WGs and the public is at
> http://www.w3.org/XML/2005/xlink11/lc-status/status-report.html
> The Last Call comments have been considered and resolved, 
> and a notification of the fact sent to every commenter.  
> The document being sent to CR contains the changes that 
> were made to accommodate these comments.
> There is a Disposition of Comments outlining the status at
> http://www.w3.org/XML/2005/xlink11/lc-status/doc.html
> We are requesting TimBL's attendance on the CR call due
> to the large number of "unsatisfied comments".  The WG
> has spent quite a bit of time trying to satisfy the
> commentors, but a fair number of comments have been deemed 
> to be out of the scope clearly defined by our Requirements
> Document [1] and Charter [2].  The commentors were not 
> satisfied by our decisions in this area and in one case 
> went so far as to say:
>   XLink is dead, dead-by-design, and our time would
>   be better spent on other things. [3]
> and
>   I don't think the XLink 1.1 draft should earn
>   The Director's endorsement.... [3]
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xlink10-ext/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/2005/02/xml-core-wg-charter.html#deliverables
> [3]
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-linking-comments/2006JanMar/
> 0088
> The WG's decision to request publication as a Candidate 
> Recommendation was taken during our f2f on 2006 March 2
> whose minutes may be found at
> http://www.w3.org/XML/Group/2006/02/xml-f2f-20060302-minutes.htm#xlink
> We propose a publication date of 2006 March 28.
> We propose that the CR period lasts from the date of publication
> until 1 May 2006.  Given the brevity of the specification and 
> the current existence of several implementations, we expect to 
> to collect the necessary implementation experience in that time.
> See them within the SOTD quoted below.
> There is a preliminary Implementation Report at
> http://www.w3.org/XML/2006/01/xlink11-implementation
> XML Linking Language (XLink) Version 1.1
> Abstract
> --------
> This specification defines the XML Linking Language 
> (XLink) Version 1.1, which allows elements to be 
> inserted into XML documents in order to create and 
> describe links between resources. It uses XML syntax 
> to create structures that can describe links similar 
> to the simple unidirectional hyperlinks of today's HTML, 
> as well as more sophisticated links.
> Status of this Document
> -----------------------
> This section describes the status of this document at 
> the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede 
> this document. A list of current W3C publications and the 
> latest revision of this technical report can be found in 
> the W3C technical reports index at http://www.w3.org/TR/.
> This is a Candidate Recommendation Working Draft as 
> described in the Process Document. This document is 
> intended for review by W3C members and other interested 
> parties. The publication of this document constitutes a 
> call for implementations of this specification. This 
> specification will remain a Candidate Recommendation until 
> at least 1 May 2006. Publication as a Candidate Recommendation 
> does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. This is a 
> draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by 
> other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this 
> document as other than work in progress.
> The XML Core Working Group will advance the specification 
> to Proposed Recommendation when the following exit criteria 
> have been met:
>   * There are at least two interoperable implementations 
>     of the specification.
>   * It has been shown that any valid XLink 1.1 document can
>     be programmatically converted into an equivalent XLink 1.0
>     document.
>   * A minimum of four weeks of the CR period must have elapsed.
> Any feedback on implementation and use of this specification 
> would be very welcome. To the extent possible, please provide 
> a separate email message for each distinct comment.
> A preliminary Implementation Report is available at
> http://www.w3.org/XML/2006/01/xlink11-implementation.
> This document has been produced by the W3C XML Core Working Group 
> as part of the XML Activity in the W3C Architecture Domain. For 
> background on this work, please see the XML Activity Statement.
> Please report possible errors in this document to the public 
> email list www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org (archive at 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-linking-comments/). 
> Any confirmed errors will be documented in an list of errata 
> available at http://www.w3.org/2001/06/xlink-errata.
> This specification implements all of the XLink 1.1 requirements 
> documented in [Extending XLink 1.0]. These changes make XLink 
> more useful in the places where it is already being used and 
> make it practical in a variety of similar vocabularies.
> The patent policy for this document is the 5 February 2004 W3C 
> Patent Policy. Patent disclosures relevant to this specification 
> may be found on the XML Core Working Group's patent disclosure 
> page. An individual who has actual knowledge of a patent which 
> the individual believes contains Essential Claim(s) with respect 
> to this specification should disclose the information in accordance 
> with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.
> Paul Grosso and Norman Walsh, chairs of the XML Core WG. 

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