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Re: TAG Comments on XHTML 2.0 and HLink

From: Mike Champion <mike.champion@softwareag-usa.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 15:11:02 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
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Norm Walsh writes:

> > The problem is that there are some people who feel 
> > that the process was violated.

> This one bothers me.

There seemed to be a shared assumption in the responses (before Tim Bray 
clarified) that the TAG was speaking authoritatively -- "Thou Shalt Not 
put HLink in XHTML 2" rather than saying "hey, not so fast, we need to see 
this debated a LOT more thoroughly."   I must say that I read the IRC log, 
and didn't get the impression that you were calling for a debate, but no 
matter, Tim's post set the record straight and got the discussion focussed 
on the technology questions.  

The "process violation" bit was a reference to Steve Pemberton's response 
to the effect that the AC had already spoken on the subject of XLink's 
failure to meet its XHTML-oriented requirements, and that the TAG might 
not have the authority to "trump" them.  That's moot if the TAG was not 
speaking "authoritatively" of course.

Sigh, no good deed goes unpunished, your attempt to bring the TAG's 
opinion to the public, my attempt to warn the TAG that some fence-mending 
needed to be done ASAP :-)  That's life, and I don't think we need to 
dwell on it.
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