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Re: XHTML 2.0 considered harmful

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2003 19:10:21 -0500
Message-Id: <200301150010.TAA22569@nerd-xing.mit.edu>
To: Toby A Inkster <tobyink@goddamn.co.uk>
cc: Petr Baudis <pasky@ucw.cz>, "Rick [Kitty5]" <rick@kitty5.com>, "www html w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>

> How could this be done though? How could a browser maker implement a
> standard that has not yet been published?

You should look into the process CSS specs are now following.  The
recommendation is published as a Candidate Recommendation.  This means it is
not final.  It stays that way until there are at least two interoperable
implementations.  Then if no major problems were noted during the
implementation process the status is changed to a Recommendation; at this point
the standard is considered "finished" (modulo errata, which should hopefully
not be needed).

The typewriting machine, when played with expression, 
is no more annoying than the piano when played by a 
sister or near relation.
                             -- Oscar Wilde
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