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Re: [SVGMobile12][SVGT12-425]: Please extend the Last Call period

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 20:37:18 +0000 (UTC)
To: Andreas Neumann <neumann@karto.baug.ethz.ch>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0601122035060.2856@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 12 Jan 2006, Andreas Neumann wrote:
> There is also this chicken and egg problem that many implementors don't 
> start implementing a spec until it is in CR and on the other hand the WG 
> is dependent on specific feedback by implementors. Implementors will 
> certainly find mistakes and problems while implementing the spec that 
> the spec creators and people only reading the spec won't easily find.

Luckily, two unusual circumstances make this not an issue for SVG 1.2 

  1. As SVG working group members have told us several times, you already 
     have a host of implementations working on implementing SVG 1.2 Tiny
     despite it still being a working draft, and so do not need to wait 
     for CR to get implementation feedback,

  2. As is clear from the mail to this mailing list, there has not been a 
     lack of issues being found, including serious problems.

Therefore there is no chicken-and-egg problem in this case.

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