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Re: [semweb-lifesci]

From: Ted Guild <ted@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 09:48:28 -0500
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Message-ID: <nnb6404hohv.fsf@dev-null.guilds.net>


I am surprised and sorry that anyone found the page [1] explaining
why we run our lists, and for that matter most of our infrastructure,
according to standards offensive.  That was certainly not the intent
of the page, merely to give a thorough response to a request that has
come up a few times and also provide some pointers.  We are a
standards body and feel strongly about promoting and adhering to
standards in addition to creating them but we do not try to be
condescending in doing so.  If there is specific wording anyone found
derisive do please point it out, we will work on improving the page so
as not to invoke such feelings in the future.

Also I thought it would be helpful to start a Wiki [2] on configuring
filtering for various mail clients, as most are capable of filtering
on List-Id and other headers.  The Wiki is linked from the subject
tagging page.  Please feel free to contribute to this documentation as
well.  If one should file a bug report/feature request for a given
mail client that is not capable of this sort of filtering do please
add a link on the Wiki to that report so others can lobby for it to be
adopted or see if there is resolution or a workaround from those
developers.

Regards,

[1] http://www.w3.org/Mail/subject-tagging
[2] http://www.w3.org/2006/tools/EmailClientForMailingListFiltering

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Ted Guild <ted@w3.org>
W3C Systems Team
http://www.w3.org
Received on Wednesday, 14 November 2007 14:49:31 GMT

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