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News from the ERB

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 20:20:40 -0700
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19970430162826.006e491c@pop.intergate.bc.ca>
To: W3C SGML Working Group <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
The ERB has somewhat recovered from the run-up to the W6 conference and
has been considering its future work items.  Meeting today, April 30,
the ERB decided to approach decision-making in the following order:

1. Error handling
2. Stylesheet linkage (simple and full-function modes)
3. Unfinished work on XML-link

Once this has been finished (shouldn't take too long) we will consider
in what order we should attack the near-infinite number of items on
the input stack.  One obvious candidate is the original phase 3
work item, the specification of a stylesheet facility suitable for
delivery SGML over the Web.

There are also a large number of new work items, all of them clearly of
real importance, that would reward consideration.  These include:
 - strong data typing
 - data declaration facilities beyond the DTD
 - linkage to behaviors

In related news, we also agreed to aim for new XML-lang and XML-link
drafts by July 1.

Cheers, Tim Bray
tbray@textuality.com http://www.textuality.com/ +1-604-708-9592
Received on Wednesday, 30 April 1997 23:22:08 EDT

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