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Re: TAG Telcon Minutes for 3rd April 2008

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 19:51:11 +0900
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080404105110.GA17047@sideshowbarker>
>   Issue RDFinXHTML-35
[...]
>    TimBL: It would be unbelievably costly to reopen SVG and it's absurdly
>    presumptive of the HTML WG to believe that they should be in total control
>    of extension.
>    ... The consortium has sunk a lot of effort into this modular architecture
>    so that the web can grow in a decentralized way.
>    ... I'd even be willing to say this forcefully at an AC meeting.

At least from my perspective as the contact for the group, the
chain of events leading up this has not been one of the HTML WG
trying to assert that it should have any such control. It's been
more the contrary -- of some other groups and individuals lobbying
the HTML WG to incorporate a spec for a mechanism (either a
general extensibility mechanism or some kind of vocabulary-
specific support, depending on who's been doing the asking), and
the editor and UA implementors and some other active members of
the HTML WG asserting that it wasn't a high priority and not
taking any real initiative about it until fairly recently, after
the heat got turned up under it a bit.

  --Mike

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