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Re: Why I don't attend the weekly teleconference (Was: Input on the agenda)

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:17:16 -0500
Message-ID: <643cc0270906290917h2f611e43hda7a424b31e17dd3@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
>> Wouldn't another set of actions be a stronger clarification in the
>> HTML 5 specification about how the attribute is to be used? Isn't that
>> just as viable an action to take based on the concern?
> If the hypothesis is that summary is "irrecoverably polluted", which is what
> I wrote, then clarification of how we'd hoped it would have been used
> instead, is rather backwards-looking, isn't it?

But can't we make the same claim about most of the web, and hence most
web elements? After all, HTML tables are "irrecoverably polluted" if
one examines the data that Philip derived.

As for backwards looking, I thought the reason XHTML 2 was rejected
was because it wasn't backwards looking enough?

>> Regardless, I would appreciate that my arguments are seen as genuine
>> interest.
> It would be better if we all attacked the arguments and provided supporting
> data, yes.
>> More so, I do believe that I have asked questions and
>> expressed concerns that have not been addressed,
> I have heard the concern that something you clearly cherish is being
> considered for replacement; more than that is difficult to perceive. It may
> be that your tone is obscuring your message, perhaps.

I cherish nothing about HTML, regardless of version. But I do see a
lack of inclusiveness underlying the entire HTML 5 document, and that
gives me cause for concern. I read the HTML 5 document, and many
sections give me even greater cause for concern. I just express my
concern, one piece at a time.

As for my tone, well, perception is a funny thing. For instance,
arrogance may color how one interprets what is said. So can like, and
respect. All sorts of emotions and biases can color how we interpret
writing. Makes lists such as this a challenge at times.


> --
> David Singer
> Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 29 June 2009 16:17:52 UTC

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