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[whatwg] Semantic styling languages in the guise of HTML attributes.

From: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 21:11:40 -0500
Message-ID: <45889BDC.2020509@earthlink.net>
Mike Schinkel wrote:
> I may not like that you disagreed with me, but what I far less is for
> someone to talk down to me in a public forum based on their *assumption*
> that they know what *I* am thinking.

   I think it's clear from the context of my previous message that I was
neither referring specifically to you, nor did I make any claim to know
your thoughts. My claim was that you and others were pushing new
features that collectively amounted to a semantic styling language
without realizing it. If anything, that's believing I know what group of
people are _not_ thinking.

> A more respectful approach would have been far more productive.

   There's nothing respectful about the tone of your reply. If you
wanted to constructively criticize my previous message, you could have
simply emailed me directly. What you're really trying to do is publicly
shame me, and that's not something you do to someone you respect.
Received on Tuesday, 19 December 2006 18:11:40 UTC

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