Date: Tue, 01 Dec 1998 09:12:14 -0600 From: Paul Grosso <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Publication of W3C XML Fragment WG Requirements Document
Following the process being developed in the W3C XML Activity, the XML Fragment Working Group has just published its Requirements document as a publicly accessible W3C Note .
W3C working groups and recognized liaison groups are invited to submit comments to the mailing list given in the document. I am sending this notice of publication to xml-dev to advise interested parties on this mailing list about the publication of this document so that more people will be aware of our proposed work. Both the document and the mailing list to which comments are sent are public, and non-W3C members can submit comments. While I encourage thoughful and concise comments from members of xml-dev, please note that it is not feasible for all such comments to be explicitly acknowledged by the working group. Also, please be sure to read the documents and consider our scope before comments to be explicitly acknowledged by the working group. Also, please be sure to read the documents and consider our scope before making comments about what "would be nice." (We purposely defined a somewhat limited scope for our current work.)
The requirements document is a living document, and the WG is responsible for maintaining it in light of comments and further input it receives per the XML Activity process. For about a month after its publication, the WG will plan to process comments at its discretion, but on January 8, the WG will specifically plan to do a "comment checkpoint" to address comments received up to that point and modify the document as appropriate.
All comments from W3C working groups and from recognized liaison groups must be considered at each checkpoint, but requests for changes and additions after the first checkpoint carry decreasing weight as the work continues. In particular, basic design decisions should be reconsidered only when grave and previously unrecognized flaws are uncovered. Requests for enhancement should typically be deferred for later versions of the specification under development unless the enhancement is uncontroversial and its incorporation would not materially delay production of the specification.
XML Fragment WG Chair
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