Re: Obsolescence notices on old specifications, again

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 12:32 AM, Henri Sivonen <> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 10:38 PM, Glenn Adams <> wrote:
> > I work in an industry where devices are certified against final
> > specifications, some of which are mandated by laws and regulations. The
> > current DOM-2 specs are still relevant with respect to these
> certification
> > processes and regulations.
> Which laws or regulations require compliance with some of the
> above-mentioned specs? Have bugs been filed on those laws and
> regulations?

I am referring to laws, regulations, and formal processes adopted by
various governments (e.g., U.S. and EU) and recognized international
standards organizations (e.g., ITU). One does not file bugs against laws
and regulations of this type. The industry I am referring to is television
broadcast, cable, satellite, and broadband services, much of which is
subject to national and international laws and regulations, some of which
refer (directly or indirectly) to W3C RECs, including the DOM RECs being
discussed here. With very few exceptions, the processes that govern these
laws and regulations require that any externally referenced document be
final, which, in the W3C process, means REC.

Received on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 16:43:00 UTC