Schemas coming of age: use them

Steven R. Newcomb srn at
Tue Nov 9 21:54:18 GMT 1999

[Tim Berners-Lee:]

> As I have mentioned in various fora including the AC meeting, xml
> schemas are coming of age.  It is no longer appropriate for a W3C
> activity to say "well, we won't use them because they aren't here
> yet". They are here -- there are drafts which you can read and use.

Is this the end of the consensual standardization process at W3C?  Can
the people who are writing these drafts meaningfully withhold their
approval for them, if the Director decides, one day, that the drafts
"have come of age"?


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