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Re: XML 1.1 CR comment response for Harold-02 [second sending]

From: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 20:00:05 -0400
Message-Id: <p04330100bb38f3be55f4@[192.168.254.4]>
To: Paul Grosso <pgrosso@arbortext.com>
Cc: www-xml-blueberry-comments@w3.org

At 11:36 AM -0500 7/14/03, Paul Grosso wrote:
>[Re-sending message previously sent on 2003 July 03.]
>
>Elliotte,
>
>In light of John's clarification, do you still wish to record
>a formal objection or do you now accept the WG's resolution?
>

I am confused about what the members of the working group believe. I 
agree with John. However, it is not clear to me that all the members 
of the working group agree with him. I have heard others claim 
exactly the opposite on this point. I am worried that in six months 
to a year it will be discovered that the working group did not have 
consensus on this point, and that it went to rec only because 
different people thought it said different things, and different 
parsers will begin behaving differently. This would be a disaster. If 
indeed everybody is in agreement with John's position now, then 
there's no problem, and no need for an objection. But let's make very 
sure that everyone does accept that position.
-- 

   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   elharo@metalab.unc.edu
   Processing XML with Java (Addison-Wesley, 2002)
   http://www.cafeconleche.org/books/xmljava
   http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0201771861/cafeaulaitA
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