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Re: TAG Comment on

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 03:41:47 +0100
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <d466c75bnegsqv9g5uuafvig913j3d7h4t@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 5:28 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
>> Perhaps. But widely implemented does not necessarily imply widely used. In
>> any case, support for or use of a feature of a WD or CR does not imply it
>> must be present in REC.
>Use of a feature does, in fact, imply that, unless there are *very*
>good reasons why not.  Specs and implementations advance together, and
>both constrain the other.

Well, they "advance" from Working Draft to Working Draft and then it's
too late to make changes before there is a "Call for Implementations" as
the implementations have already been shipping for years. The Last Call
is meant to avoid that, providing an opportunity to build a consensus
even with people and organizations that cannot follow the day-to-day
working group and implementation progress to prioritize their reviews.
Which the Last Calls relevant to this thread obviously do not provide.
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