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Re: Seeking earlier feedback from MS [Was: IE Team's Proposal for Cross Site Requests]

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 14:57:43 -0400
Message-ID: <485171A7.4090809@w3.org>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Sunava Dutta <sunavad@windows.microsoft.com>, Marc Silbey <marcsil@windows.microsoft.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>, "arun@mozilla.com" <arun@mozilla.com>, Eric Lawrence <ericlaw@exchange.microsoft.com>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, David Ross <dross@windows.microsoft.com>, "Mark Shlimovich (SWI)" <marksh@microsoft.com>, Doug Stamper <dstamper@exchange.microsoft.com>, Zhenbin Xu <Zhenbin.Xu@microsoft.com>

Hi, Folks-

Jonas Sicking wrote (on 6/12/08 2:16 PM):
> 
> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Jun 12, 2008, at 3:20 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 05:41:57 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 11 Jun 2008, Sunava Dutta wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Try this link instead: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/xdsecuritywp
>>>>
>>>> Could you forward the paper to the list? (Preferably as plain text, 
>>>> though HTML or PDF would do in a pinch.)
>>>
>>> I second this request. Plain text e-mails are much easier to deal with.
>>
>> Besides convenience, feedback to the public list should not be behind 
>> a clickwrap license in principle.
> 
> Agreed. I have never run into a situation in my work where I've had to 
> agree to a license like this. It is something we at mozilla on principal 
> doesn't do due to our open nature. I can't do something that excludes 
> our community from participating.

I am investigating whether W3C has a specific policy on it, but I'd like 
to chime in personally that I agree with all of the above comments, for 
all the same reasons.

In addition, it makes a more transparent trail for future 
spec-archeology, investigating why a particular decision was made.  In 
this spirit, I'd rather it were not a PDF, but an HTML or plain-text 
version.

Thanks-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, WebApps, SVG, and CDF
Received on Thursday, 12 June 2008 18:58:19 GMT

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