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Re: CfC: to publish Encrypted Media Extensions specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 09:33:06 +0100
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, robert@ocallahan.org, public-html-admin@w3.org, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Message-id: <B1042F22-C5C3-4541-947E-CAD571BF61C3@apple.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>

On Jan 31, 2013, at 9:23 , Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:

> +1 to Steve. Some use e-mail signatures. Some don't. Some fill them 
> with religion. Some fill them with some variant of the opposite. A 
> conforming e-mail program would as well *display* a signature as a 
> signature. In the e-mail programs I have used, that means that its text 
> is displayed in gray, slightly hard to read, color. Plus that the 
> program doesn't quote the signature, in replies. *That* is technical.
> 

I support the calls for civility, but I disagree here. The fact that you find this evangelism easy to ignore does not change that the signature quotes are seriously out of place and unprofessional.  (I am unaware of a conformance test for email readers that requires what you suggest, either.)

There are probably, for example, on this list people who have been abused by people in religious authority. Do they really deserve a constant reminder of that when they are trying to do their job?

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
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