Consensus and Community (W3C and xml-dev)

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Thu Sep 2 18:39:03 BST 1999

At 11:17 AM 9/2/99 -0400, Ann Navarro wrote:
>At 11:02 AM 9/2/99 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>>Don't like it?  Open the doors and say what's really going on!
>The HTML Working Group, comprised of nearly two dozen individuals, reached
>a state of agreement suitable for the chair (who determines what is or is
>not consensus), and made a change. 

I'll take that as 'No comment', as the process document for the W3C already
indicates that what you describe above must have happened, and as that
description provides no further light on a complicated question.

The doors are still tightly closed, as far as I can tell, with no
likelihood in the near future of light coming through.

Simon St.Laurent
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