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Re: W3C Guidelines


From: Simius Puer
Date: Jan 29, 2010 7:00AM

That's exactly it Geof.

It's really worth-while getting involved in helping shape the future of
standards. And it's a lot more helpful than those developers who complain
and whine about the W3C being slow/closed-doors/making bad decisions, but
never actually get off their butts to make a difference.

Ages ago I found a minor flaw in the XHTML Strict spec and contacted the
head of the working group...I got a prompt and very helpful response. Had I
spotted it earlier I could have helped ensure the DTD didn't contain the
error...so everyone can play an important part of today's standards!

It can seem daunting at first, but I found it very helpful to to get
involved with the formation of WCAG 2.0...not only to help shape them but
also to keep abreast of what I'd be working with when they came out. It was
a rewarding and enriching experience that I'd recommend to anyone interested
in any of the W3C standards. ...and those sitting on the sidelines just
looking in and whining can shut the heck up ;]