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Re: XForms WD 20011207 - Questions

From: <AndrewWatt2001@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 07:11:07 EST
Message-ID: <4e.334691b.294751db@aol.com>
To: www-forms@w3.org, xforms@yahoogroups.com
In a message dated 11/12/01 11:28:14 GMT Standard Time, schnitz@mozquito.com 
writes:


> Andrew Watt wrote:
> 
> > If there is a substantial level of public interest 
> > what could the XForms community constructively do to 
> > make the XForms mailing lists better known. Currently 
> > on the YahooGroups.com list there are 36 members. I 
> > assume (rightly or wrongly) that the W3C list may have 
> > around the same number. So how do we translate "public 
> > interest" into active participation in the XForms 
> > process? 
> 
> Andrew, since the last time we checked this mailing list 
> (www-forms) has around 500 (five hundred) subscribers. 
> 
> Active participation is and has been happening. The level 
> of expertise, dedication and insight amoung the participants 
> of this mailing list has guided the WG well throughout this 
> mission to develop the next generation of web forms. The 
> XForms WG and this mailing list are one successful team. 
> 
> We shouldn't misunderstand quantity as quality. What we all 
> came to value is the fact that nearly every mail on this 
> mailing list is technically solid and represents a real 
> issue for the WG to consider. Keeping the level of noise
> low has helped to establish mutual respect between the WG
> and this mailing list, allowing the WG to take every issue 
> seriously into account regardless who raised it on this list.
> 
> Part 1 of this mission, XForms 1.0, is now coming to an end.
> Since enough individuals on this mailing list are actively
> following (and implementing) this emerging standard, we
> can assume that "no news is good news" if traffic is low - 
> XForms 1.0 has become stable.
> 
> This is a good story. Simply keep things as they are and 
> together we will continue to help the World Wide Web get 
> its best possible future.
> 
> - Sebastian
> 

Sebastian,

Thanks for the information. That, in my view, is a healthy subscribed base 
considering that XForms has not yet reached Last Call WD status.

Regards

Andrew Watt
Received on Tuesday, 11 December 2001 07:11:30 GMT

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