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Re: What DHTML is

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 19:28:27 -0000
Message-ID: <01ae01c3e054$c08481d0$7afea8c0@Snufkin>
To: "RUST Randal" <RRust@COVANSYS.com>, "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

"RUST Randal" <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
>Jim Ley said:
>> > So I ran this by an expert.
>
>> Which is a rather offensive way of putting it...

>If I had a question on DHTML, there are about 5 people that I would turn
>to, and Steve Champeon is one of them.

Steve Champeon is an author on javascript and DHTML I have a lot of respect
for - certainly more so than others, I hope my offense at the phrasing
didn't mean to suggest that I did not.

>So why, when Joe asks for an expert opinion, is it offensive?

The phrasing is such that it makes it utterly clear that no-one else on the
list could have a worthy opinion, or knew the answer - simply saying "I ran
this by Steve Champeon author of..." or "I got another opinion from" etc.

>> Authoring a book does not make someone more of an expert,
>> than someone who hasn't authored a book.

>But it does create a sense of credibility.

Certainly, although as Steve freely admits it's not a book to be read today.

Jim.
Received on Wednesday, 21 January 2004 14:29:44 UTC

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