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Re: ACTION-78: Suggestion text for 1.5.4

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:41:40 -0500
Message-ID: <49750FB4.4010002@intertwingly.net>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> 
> On Jan 18, 2009, at 4:22 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> 
>> Reducing the scope of the context down to this specific action item: 
>> Larry apparently *does* take deadlines seriously.  He has made a 
>> serious proposal a specific replacement for this entire section, 
>> namely a null string.  To date, he has obtained no objections.  In 
>> fact, I read Maciej's email as being in support of this proposal[3].
>>
> Well, I thought that the benefits of open standards go without saying in 
> an open standards specification, but Larry's recent email convinces me 
> otherwise. Clearly the idea that standards-based technologies are better 
> is controversial and perhaps even offensive in some quarters. The 
> question is whether the HTML WG should express and reaffirm the W3C's 
> commitment to open standards in the spec itself.

I believe that grossly mischaracterizes Larry's email.  In fact, I 
believe that every day you depend on quite a number of open standards 
that Larry helped create.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Monday, 19 January 2009 23:42:09 UTC

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