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From: John Arwe <johnarwe@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 08:41:54 -0400
To: public-sml@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFC00D676E.C72CFEB0-ON852572F4.00443808-852572F4.0045D482@us.ibm.com>
Newer folks might not be aware that W3C keeps an email archive of this all 
its mailing lists.  The archives for this list are linked to from the 
public workgroup home page, under the "discussion lists" section 
http://www.w3.org/XML/SML/#lists .  The archives should be the first thing 
you search if you cannot remember if something went by etc. rather than a 
query to the full list.
The vast majority of wg communications will happen on this (public) list, 
since it is a public wg.  Ordinarily the only topics on the member-only 
list will be meeting logistics: call in numbers for telecons, 
directions/hotel info for face to face meetings.
If you are not sure, search both.  If you find nothing, I would recommend 
asking the chairs first w/o cc'ing the full list; if something is missing 
it will go out to everyone and we're done, if not you should get a ptr to 
the archived email entry answering your question and everyone else gets 
one less email to ignore.
As you can probably tell from that algorithm, I favor keeping a high 
signal:noise ratio for the majority.  Chairs and Team Contacts expect more 
"noise" (for the majority) issues to come their way, it's part of the 
role.  Please take this in the spirit of setting norms for the group for 
how to most effectively handle these situations rather than as a criticism 
for past actions.  We have lots of new-to-W3C people in this wg, me 
included, so we're going to discover cases like this as we go along.  It's 
normal, expected, we deal with each as it arises and move forward.  Just 
ask our TC's about all the questions I've been sending them so I'd know 
some of these answers :-)
We now return you to your normally scheduled raft of email, already in 
progress.  See (most/all of) you next week.

Best Regards, John

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Received on Friday, 8 June 2007 12:42:09 GMT

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