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Re: Anti-Ranti

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 13 Mar 2000 10:15:14 +0000
To: XML Developers List <xml-dev@xml.org>
Cc: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5b66urfa6l.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net> writes:

> Rick JELLIFFE ecrit:
> > 
> > The number one issue for democratization of the WWW is how to accomodate
> > input from members of cultures which are based on discretion, deferring
> > to those you respect even when they are wrong, and politely waiting to
> > be asked for an opinion at an appropriate time.  
> Curiously, the official W3C process expects all non-members to wait
> till "Proposed Recommendation" or (new) "Candidate Recommendation"
> to express opinions.  An "appropriate" moment is already defined.

Actually, comments are solicited in every public working draft.  For
instance, the following is contained in the `Status of this document'
section of the current public working draft for XML Schema: Structures
[1], released two weeks ago:

  "Following a period of review and polishing, it is the WG's intent
  to issue a Last Call for Review by other W3C working groups sometime
  during March, 2000, and to submit this specification thereafter for
  publication as a Candidate Recommendation. This schedule may vary,
  depending on the comments of the public and of other W3C working
  groups on this draft. Such comments are instrumental in the WG's
  deliberations, and we encourage readers to review the draft and send
  comments to www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org"

As editor, I read everything sent to that list, and reply to many of
the questions and suggestions submitted there, and these definitely
feed into the design process.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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