Discussions foreground and background

Please note in considering the slew of questions that have just been
dumped into the WG that some things have to be addressed right away
and some things don't.  The XML catalog proposal is the continuation
of a debate that has been going on since September; this needs your
careful consideration, but it's not something that has to be decided
right away.  The numbered questions that Tim Bray posted, however,
will be considered by the ERB on Wednesday, so if you have anything at
all to say on these subjects, you'd better say it now.