W3C's 'Moral Majesty'

Len Bullard cbullard at hiwaay.net
Mon Sep 20 05:44:31 BST 1999

Tim Bray wrote:
> Making the names that populate that markup universal, so that
> vocabularies can freely be mixed, simply adds robustness to the system in
> the face of the fact that the days of the Great Centralized Committee-Built
> DTD In The Sky are over (good riddance). -Tim

Putting the technical issues that in general, working toward a universe 
of freely mixable names is probably not achievable (too much domain 
noise and that noise is valuable because it is the engine of evolution), 
the issue at the bottom of the angst is the publication of technical
on a timely basis so that non W3C members can use the specifications 
without competitive penalties.

The excellent aspect of this debate is that most of you appear to be
looking for a solution 
so the community is functional.

1.  Publish the rationale.
2.  Use tools that make that easier.



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