Peter Constable petercon at microsoft.com
Wed Dec 8 18:11:00 CET 2004

> From: Tex Texin [mailto:tex at xencraft.com]

> I feel as you do about bringing this to closure...

> Many comments are requests for clarification, not change...

> The introduction of additional subtags brings with it more variations
on how
> tags can be matched or processed. The matching algorithm should be
clear. Most
> web sites and web services these days are built on a mix of
technologies, and
> if they don't do similar things with tags, we will have problems.
> Also, the clear identification of what's normative seems important to

I appreciate your explanation. I quite understand and agree with the
concern for clarity in the spec. I just don't want there to be a general
impression going out that this work isn't winding down, stabilizing and
coming to consensus.

> That said, like you, I would welcome processes that bring closure
> sacrificing suitability of the standard for the long term.


Peter Constable

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