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Re: wading into the Prefix morass...

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:03:18 +0100
To: www-archive@w3.org
Message-Id: <376BD9FC-EA55-49C7-8C06-5EBFE2F2EABE@crissov.de>
Christoph Päper:
> Vendor (prefix) lock-in comes from 
> 
>  idea → implementation → release → proposal → standard
> 
> which is a (simplified) scheme some players seems to favor, especially when they see early implementation (however imperfect) as an business advantage. The ideal open standard, W3C process, however, would be
> 
>  idea → proposal → implementation → standard → release
>                      ↖ draft ↙
> 
> The resulting actual process, currently, is more like
> 
>     a)↗  implementation  ↘
>  idea               ↑   release
>     b)↘ proposal → draft ↙
> 
> Once you hit the “release” stage you* hardly can remove prefixes that exist at this point, whatever they may be called.



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