Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Thu Jan 21 17:02:09 GMT 1999

At 11:44 AM 1/21/99 -0500, Murray Maloney wrote:
>At 11:08 AM 1/21/99 -0500, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>>It's a good idea - but where exactly should we go with the more abstract
>>and political stuff?  There isn't a forum, and even if there was, what
>>assurances would there be that the W3C (or anyone else in fact) would be
>There are plenty of people who participate in the W3C who are listening.
>There have been numerous occasions when discussions on this list
>have been brought up in W3C WG calls/meetings. This is an incredibly
>useful list, and I think that we would ignore it at our peril.

Agreed - people do listen to XML-Dev.  But would they bother to watch a
forum discussing just the politics?  I doubt it, and that's why I don't see
removing the politics from XML-Dev as a good thing for XML. This could
change, of course, if the W3C starts inviting the public as well as
listening, and creates public forums with 'official' standing.

Simon St.Laurent
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