Consensus and Community (W3C and xml-dev)

Ann Navarro ann at
Thu Sep 2 19:36:27 BST 1999

At 01:24 PM 9/2/99 -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:

>If you want to put to rest the claims about 'autocratic evil empires',
>providing a good _public_ explanation would be a very good step.  On the
>other hand, if you enjoy being part of the 'evil empire', the
>non-explanation you provided is great.

There's no giant surprise lurking anywhere. The same arguments we're having
here about the use and appropriateness of namespaces in general occur
(probably) within every Working Group -- yes, that makes a case for further
work there, but it's not something the *HTML Working Group* is going to be
chartered to solve. 

If you'll recall, the group's *original* draft had 3, we, for a time, went
to 1, but reversed ourselves back to the original position. 

No Hand of God action there. 


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