an unfilled need

Tim Bray tbray at
Tue Sep 7 17:15:14 BST 1999

At 12:55 AM 9/7/99 -0400, Arjun Ray wrote:

>Actually, the origin of XML as a W3C activity was irregular: it didn't
>become an approved activity until Summer '97, at which point the ERB+WG
>structure (with a "closed but public" mailing list) was reorganized into
>the new WG+SIG (and the mailing list was sucked into the Members Area.) 

Historically inaccurate.  XML was an official W3C activity starting
in July '96.  The re-organization you describe (accurately) was part
of a W3C-wide process regularization.  It is correct to say that the
W3C staff & management didn't really take XML seriously until the
late spring of '97. -Tim

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev at
Archived as: and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa at

More information about the Xml-dev mailing list