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Re: Draft Response To "Do No Harm" PR Issue

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 17:08:36 -0500
Message-Id: <4.1.19991130170417.00ab3850@pop3.concentric.net>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: Authoring Tools Guidelines List <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
the following bounced back to me, apparently while the W3C's server was
down...  interesting thing is that the rejection notice came from
www19.w3.org.by way of sophia.inria.fr

anyway, i sent this whilst still on hold with my bank, shortly before
today's meeting commenced... 

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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 15:17:58 -0500
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
From: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>
Subject: Re: Draft Response To "Do No Harm" PR Issue
Cc: Authoring Tools Guidelines List <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.20.9911301112500.31384-100000@tux.w3.org>

aloha, charles!

i do feel strongly that

quote
  having a conformance level available which allows a tool
  to get some kind of endorsement without meeting our aims is automatically a
  violation of our charter.
unquote

it all falls under the heading appropriate use, and what use a particular
developer makes of ATAG is up to that developer...  only when they slap a
conformance claim on their web site or on their boxes can we take action,
although what form that action might take, i know not...  (cherchez la vache!)

gregory


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Received on Tuesday, 30 November 1999 17:01:37 UTC

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