Clearer W3C Specs (was Re: XML Information Set is seeding impenetrable language; reconsider?)

Henry S. Thompson ht at
Mon Jan 24 09:09:20 GMT 2000

"Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin at> writes:

> <snip/>
> The IETF won't bless an RFC until there are two independent implementations.
> I think this is the right kind of approach.  Surely, Tim B's Lark
> implementation must have been a great help to the XML committee (I'm
> guessing, I don't really know anything about its role).  There's nothing
> like trying to build to a spec to uncover its lack of clarity.

The W3C has recently introduced a status of Candidate Recommendation
which we expect most RECs to pass through, which is specifically
designed for implementation feedback.  XML Schema is certainly
intending to take advantage of this.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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