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Re: director's call outcome - republish as CR

From: Liam R. E. Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:17:28 -0500
Message-ID: <1481163448.29052.550.camel@w3.org>
To: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>, Andrew Coleman <andrew_coleman@uk.ibm.com>
Cc: Benito van der Zander <benito@benibela.de>, public-xsl-query@w3.org
On Wed, 2016-12-07 at 21:33 +0000, Michael Kay wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > Agreed.  The Working Group voted unanimously to progress to PR,
> > which means we declared that we have finished the 3.1 specs.  A
> > further round of CR is required to satisfy the process rules, but
> > nothing other than minor editorial changes will be made to the
> > documents now. 
> > 
> We need to be a bit more open than that: publishing at CR status is
> an opportunity for the public to comment on the changes we have made
> since the last CR; but it's not an opportunity to comment on changes
> that we DIDN'T make.

Well, people can comment, but the overall design isn't about to change
at this stage I hope..

There are always new comments and new ideas coming in, but XQuery and
the other XML specs are widely used in encvironments where a "living
standard" isn't appropriate, and a fixed version and strict conformance
are important.

I'd not be opposed to seeing a document describing experiences and
notes for a possible future XQuery, as long as it doesn't get in the
way of the train :-) Even if the Working Group closes, the language
itself is very much alive.

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