[OFF] was Re: who's on the XML WG?

Lauren Wood lauren at sqwest.bc.ca
Tue Mar 16 22:04:57 GMT 1999

On 16 Mar 99, at 13:47, Scott Vanderbilt wrote:

> At 4:16 PM -0500 3/16/99, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> >This is more a curiosity question than anything else.  Is there any way
> >to find out who is actually participating on the XML WG and affiliated
> >groups?
> > The committee chairs are listed on the activity pages, but the rest is
> >pretty mysterious.
> Any of the WG members could tell you this information, but then they would
> have to kill you. <g>

A little more seriously, W3C doesn't tell people in general who the 
members of WGs and IGs are, unless you're on the WG or IG or 
work for a member organisation. Some of this, I gather, is to make 
sure people representing their companies aren't hassled by 
outsiders (e.g. journalists or lobbyists or people who disagree with 
the implementations) unless the companies want them to be. And 
W3C (and the WG or IG chairs!) don't want the questions of "why 
isn't company X on WG Y" (I've had these, and there's no tactful 
way of dealing with them). 

Nothing stops any company or individual saying "I'm on this group", 
of course.



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