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Re: XML Standards

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 13:09:47 -0500
Message-ID: <3B02C26B.8072EFE0@w3.org>
To: craigg@crabacle.co.uk
CC: connolly+xml@w3.org, site-comments@w3.org
> Craig Gannon wrote:
> 
> Dan,
> 
> Sorry to bother, but the W3C web site is somewhat misleading. Please
> feel free to pass this on.

Thanks; I am copying site-comments@w3.org, which has a public archive.
http://www.w3.org/Archives/Public/site-comments/

> 
> What XML standards have been ratified

[[[
The base specifications are XML 1.0, W3C Recommendation Feb '98,
and Namespaces, Jan '99. 
]]]

--        Extensible Markup Language (XML)
http://www.w3.org/XML/
Wed, 16 May 2001 16:57:21 GMT

There are other XML-related specifications that
have been raitifed by W3C;
cf http://www.w3.org/XML/#events
and http://www.w3.org/TR/

> and are in the public domain?

I'm not aware of any XML specifications in the
public domain; W3C holds copyright on the above specifications.
But our license is very liberal; it allows royalty-free
redistribuition.

> And which versions of those standards do they refer to?

I don't understand this question.

> I am constantly in discussion with Service Providers who refuse to use
> XML 'until a standard is ratified'.

I wonder... are these Service Providers waiting for
some other organization to ratify XML? What organizations
do they like to see ratification from?

> - What is the position regarding
> this?

Our position is:

  "W3C Produces Standard-Setting, Interoperable
   Technologies Through Consensus"
	-- W3C press release of 17 April 2001
	http://www.w3.org/2001/04/500-member-pressrelease

> Many Thanks
> 
> Regards
> 
> Craig Gannon
> 
> Tel: [...]
> http://www.crabacle.co.uk

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