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Re: posted without comment...

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 22:58:26 +0200
To: "John Foliot" <foliot@wats.ca>, "'Patrick H. Lauke'" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "'wai-ig list'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "'Lachlan Hunt'" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Message-ID: <op.tv3a7opawxe0ny@pc052.coreteam.oslo.opera.com>

On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 22:26:15 +0200, John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca> wrote:

> Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
>> http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20070701#l-227

Which was depressing reading. It shows there is still a serious disconnect  
between some of the people who, having worked in the WHAT-WG and then the  
HTML group for some time, have a relatively high degree of influence over  
the HTML group, and people who really understand and work with practical  
accessibility problems.

So there are two ways to go. One is to assume that each side of the  
discussion is carried by people who are intelligent, care about what they  
are doing, and try to understand what it is about a given topic that  
doesn't satisfy the needs, and what would do so.

I understand the tendency (on both sides) towards the other approach, but  
being rude hasn't so far achieved much except alienating important  
communities from each other.

At the moment it is depressing to be involved in this stuff. Maybe we can  
lift the level of dialogue, respect, trust, and genuine cooperation to the  
point where this work becomes useful, instead of just sucking time and  
resources. Because it is important.



   Charles McCathieNevile, Opera Software: Standards Group
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