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Re: RDFa Syntax Feb 18th 2008 - accepted as Last Call!

From: Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 20:52:32 +0000
Message-ID: <a707f8300802191252g173b48d6n75d8988e0abdbb55@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Manu Sporny" <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Cc: "RDFa mailing list" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>, "Ed Summers" <ehs@pobox.com>, "Diego Berrueta" <diego.berrueta@fundacionctic.org>

It's difficult to follow Manu's words, since he has it all exactly
right...but I would still like to say a couple of things.

First I would like to endorse Manu's comments, in particular his
points about it being an incredible team effort. And that should
include Manu himself, who not only did a great job in coordinating
responses, but also worked hard on checking the spec itself, during
the course of implementing the first RDFa processor in C.

Second, although in this last week I've witnessed a team effort like
no other, that doesn't stop me from singing special praises to Ed,
Diego and Ivan; the whole spec hinges on the processing rules, and the
willingness of these three to keep revisiting that section, often
whilst the ink was still wet, was crucial to ensuring that the spec
was able to move forward.

Lots of others did important work too--Shane, for example, played a
pivotal role as he does in so many W3C specifications--but I don't
think those people would mind if we single out Ed, Diego and Ivan.

Great work everyone, and I look forward to our continued collaboration
as we play our part in building the semantic web!


On 19/02/2008, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> Good news everyone!
> The RDFa Syntax Document (draft Feb 18th, 2008) has been approved as a
> Last Call working draft, with a 4 week commenting period:
> RESOLVED: that RDFa syntax editors' draft 18 Feb 2008
> http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/2008/ED-rdfa-syntax-20080218/ be published as
> last call working draft.
> RESOLVED: to have 4 week period for last call for rdfa syntax (ending
> march 21) with option to extend.
> I just wanted to send out an extra special Thank You! to everybody that
> has been involved in getting RDFa to this point. Especially those that
> went above and beyond over the past couple of days to make this happen:
> Shane, who spent most of his weekend on Skype updating the document,
> making edits and giving input on changes.
> Mark, who took time away from several very important family events to
> make sure that the proper corrections were placed into the document.
> Ed, who had reviewed the document several times while he was on holiday.
> Diego, who took a considerable amount of time over the weekend and
> during the past several days to respond to the processing rule changes.
> Ivan, who volunteered to review the document in the final hour and who
> caught several bugs that most of us missed.
> and Ralph, who provided guidance and comments on the W3C process.
> I came into this expecting a painful "design-by-committee" experience
> and it has certainly been anything but that. The people involved with
> RDFa are passionate about this standard and the work they do - this past
> week was a reminder of that shared belief.
> Great work everyone! I haven't seen so many people step up to the plate
> like that in a very long time - it is truly, a rare occurrence.
> -- manu
> --
> Manu Sporny
> President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
> blog: RDFa Basics in 8 minutes (video)
> http://blog.digitalbazaar.com/2008/01/07/rdfa-basics/

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