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Re: FYI, tag election links

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:55:02 -0500
Message-ID: <50CA4EB6.1060009@openlinksw.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
On 12/13/12 4:46 PM, John Kemp wrote:
> As a former member of the TAG and a working web developer, I would 
> like to comment on the content of all the blog posts and the general 
> trend towards reform.
> TAG work has not historically consisted only of satisfying the needs 
> of web developers. Admittedly, the TAG could certainly do more of 
> relevance to web developers, but there are architectural issues that 
> impact, and are impacted by other broader constituencies.
> For example, I believe that there has been a tremendous shift from 
> "declarative" to "imperative" with the transition to Javascript APIs 
> defining the web platform, and specifications that rely on algorithms 
> rather than defining a set of invariants.
> These are rather historic shifts (in the Web's short history) and have 
> impact far beyond my technical description. And web architecture as 
> documented in AWWW has been proven to scale rather well, and support a 
> particular kind of innovation that has spawned remarkable economic 
> growth.
> I can't say that I felt I was myself a "worthy guardian" of the Web as 
> a member of the TAG, but I did get a very tangible sense that there 
> was something of value that members of the TAG have helped build - 
> something that goes beyond particular current or historical trends in 
> web development. I hope that in the rush to reform and to meet the 
> very real needs of web developers, the TAG doesn't throw the baby out 
> with the bathwater.
> JohnK


> On 12/13/2012 01:11 AM, Peter Linss wrote:
>> On Dec 8, 2012, at 4:06 PM, Larry Masinter wrote:
>>> For those who are only following this list, see blog posts
>>> http://yehudakatz.com/2012/12/07/im-running-to-reform-the-w3cs-tag/
>>> http://marcosc.com/2012/12/w3c-tag-elections/
>>> http://infrequently.org/2012/12/reforming-the-w3c-tag/
>>> http://infrequently.org/2012/11/election-season/
>>> (are there any other links I missed?)
>> For completeness, here's Anne's blog post:
>> http://annevankesteren.nl/2012/12/w3c-tag
>> and mine:
>> https://blog.linss.com/2012/12/12/changing-the-tag-an-unexpected-opportunity/ 
>> Peter



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