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Re: Comments on Content Transformation Guidelines?

From: Sean Owen <srowen@google.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 17:40:35 -0400
Message-ID: <e920a71c0808051440u224f78dbqa1112c9f3506a395@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Luca Passani" <passani@eunet.no>
Cc: public-bpwg-comments@w3.org

I think this is devolving, funny as it might be if we were just
venting over some drinks. This doesn't have a place on the list since
it is no longer a serious discussion of the guidelines document. Can
we take it to a more appropriate venue like wmlprogramming?

I think you're showing... a lot of emotional baggage here. Sorry that
this has gotten you angry, since this is just bits and bytes in the
end and not worth ruining your day. Something else is at work here. I
think it's good you post this on a public list for the audience to
better understand where you're coming from.

On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 5:30 PM, Luca Passani <passani@eunet.no> wrote:
> it is obvious that this is a battle I and others will fight to the end, even
> if I had to go write  VodafoneUK sucks with a spray in London metro stations
> at night
>
>>
>> Of course it was a joke. I think this phrase is as silly as anyone.
>> Yes it's a profit-seeking corporation, though I do see a lot of
>> genuine desire to "do the right thing." But here, thankfully often the
>> "right thing" by users is the same as what is right for the business.
>> If our transcoder broke out user's experience, they wouldn't use
>> Google, and we don't make our ad money.
>>
>> But we do, so something is right about transcoders -- done right.
>>
>
> Google is *the* search engine. As such, it drives tons of traffic.  This
> explains the money.  It's a bit like microsoft, though. The fact that
> Microsoft made money does not mean that others can do it the same way.
> Anyway, I digress. Google is not an operator and they are not in the
> position to control HTTP. Operators are and they are abusing this
> possibility. It is immoral for W3C to support this.
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