Re: Venting

Subject: Re: Venting
From: "Don Park" <donpark@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 04:31:55 -0800
>So why hasn't it been split?  People need to understand that the W3C
>working groups don't just work on whatever they feel like.  W3C working
>groups have a charter that says what they are allowed to work on.  The
>charter has to be formally approved by the W3C director and member
>companies.  The XSL WG's charter authorises it to work on a stylesheet
>language not a transformation language.  From the perspective of the
>charter, the only justification of the transformation part of XSL is
>that, when combined with the formatting object vocabulary, it yields a
>stylesheet language.  The XSL WG is producing a spec defining a
>stylesheet language, because it's chartered to define a stylesheet
>language.  However much I sympathize with your desire to see the
>transformation language separated out, it's hard to make a case for this
>within the XSL WG given the current XSL charter.

Thank you, James.

Excellent!.  Looks like the decision to split the spec can not be made by
the XSL WG without having the XSL charter changed.  Now we just need to find
out who can change the charter and what the process is for changing it is so
that the XSL WG members can split the XSL spec.

Since XSL WG will not be finished with their work for a long while, we have
plenty of time to do this.  Great!

[pausing briefly to see if I took one too many prozac pill...<g>]

Anyone have a clue?  Do we have to galvanize MSFT and NSCP?  Who do we talk
to at W3C to get this going?  Lets get this show on the road!


Don Park

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