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Re: Selectors API naming

From: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 20:42:50 -0500
Message-ID: <68fba5c50701261742k2c34ede4u7a5c4fe058d5cd72@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: "Robin Berjon" <robin@berjon.com>, "Web APIs WG" <public-webapi@w3.org>

On 1/26/07, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com> wrote:
> > I'm not trying to hold you up. Keep the terrible name. In the end, it
> > is easy to route around.
> Indeed. This was a point raised again and again by various people.

And it applies to all sides of the debate, so any claims of "strong
resistance" are bogus. Should have stuck with the editor's initial
choice and saved WG time.

> Feel free to propose a new W3C process of some kind, but that isn't
> actually the
> concern of this working group, which has certain tasks to do under an
> existing
> set of conditions. You should take them up with the right part of W3C if
> you
> want to have an effective conversation.

If you want to create effective specifications, the way to respond to
harsh technical and ethical criticism is not to dismiss it by pointing
out that you are following the correct bureaucratic procedure.


Robert Sayre
Received on Saturday, 27 January 2007 01:43:00 UTC

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