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Re: ISSUE-101 (us-ascii-ref): Chairs Solicit Proposals

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 11:18:24 -0400
Message-ID: <4C504A40.5040703@mit.edu>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 7/28/10 5:13 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>  From Boris:
>
> "I object to this on the grounds that referencing a pay-for spec for
> ASCII will essentially make the reference useless. No one is going to
> bother paying for this when free copies are so readily available. So if
> we are referencing the pay-for copy, we are effectively not helping
> people out at all."

I didn't say that.  Jonas did.  Please don't mis-attribute things to me.

> "And since we seem to think it is important to help people out using a
> reference (no one has suggested removing the reference), we should
> actually attempt to do so. Pointing to a reference that nobody will use
> does not fulfill that goal."

I didn't say this either.

> "I also object to making any changes here in general as this whole issue
> is a giant waste of time. If this time waste keeps happening I suggest
> we amend whatever needs amending to prevent further incidents like it.
> Since this change proposal was the one that caused this whole time
> waste, I'm choosing to object here."

Nor this.

-Boris
Received on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 15:18:58 UTC

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