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Re: References Re: What are the requirements/problems? Re: Working on New Styles for W3C Specifications

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 23:16:19 -0500
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Cc: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, "Martin J." <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Jim Melton <jim.melton@oracle.com>, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, chairs@w3.org, "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
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On Fri, 2011-12-23 at 18:41 +0000, Marcos Caceres wrote:
[...]
> As an example, there is no guarantee that "xmldig-core1" will
> eventually (when it goes to Rec) replace "xmldig-core". I would like
> that guarantee.

You can't have it.

Sometimes the new spec supplants the old and sometimes not.

For example, sometimes we publish a spec and the community by and large
rejects it; XML 1.1 was an example.

We have to deal with the world as it is, not with the world as we'd like
it to be :-)

Liam

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