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RE: A Few Random Questions about the Spec

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 1996 00:50:26 -0800
Message-ID: <c=US%a=_%p=msft%l=RED-44-MSG-961104085026Z-11911@mail4.microsoft.com>
To: "'Larry Masinter'" <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: "'w3c-dist-auth@w3.org'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
I suspect the next version of the draft will clear a lot of these
problems up.

However, in the more general sense, your arguments to date have been
"Don't to this, it won't work." So we are going to do it anyway and if
you are right we can always ignore the non-functioning parts.

			Yaron

>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Larry Masinter [SMTP:masinter@parc.xerox.com]
>Sent:	Monday, November 04, 1996 12:30 AM
>To:	Yaron Goland
>Cc:	w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
>Subject:	Re: A Few Random Questions about the Spec
>
>I don't get it, Yaron.
>
>If all of the attributes are optional and you can make more or ignore
>them all and do your own, then what's standard about them?
>
>If you want an 'optional standard attribute set' then use one that
>someone else spent more time on than we're likely to.
>
>You seem to be saying that we can ignore other people's requirements
>for metadata because they're free to ignore what we do, which doesn't
>make sense.
>
>Larry
>
Received on Monday, 4 November 1996 03:50:26 GMT

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