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Re: summary="" in HTML5 ISSUE-32

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 14:39:39 -0500
Message-ID: <49A59E7B.4060706@intertwingly.net>
To: William Loughborough <wloughborough@gmail.com>
CC: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>, Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org, wai-liaison@w3.org, janina@rednote.net, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Matt Morgan-May <mattmay@adobe.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
[Back from lunch, in case anyone is wondering about the delay.  Doug 
Schepers and I had Indian food at Azitra's.  We plotted the overthrow of 
the W3C.  The food was delicious.]

William Loughborough wrote:
> By leaving out the modifying clause "however, one does wonder why the 
> resistance to something so obviously benefitial is so *strong*." you 
> have done David a disservice. He was clearly "wondering" about 
> resistance and not trying to use bad manners.

David did himself a disservice.  If the remainder were a separate email, 
I would have been actively trying to assist him with that effort. 
However, it was not a separate email.  There is no point in reading past 
text that condones the original behavior.

> Your response is equally hard to "put up with" because it ignores a 
> pretty obvious fact: there is resistance and it is strong.

I am not ignoring the summary issue.  It's status is still open.  In 
fact, the action is assigned to me.  No draft, including Ian's will go 
to Last Call with open issues.

Those that are able to express themselves civilly with be given every 
opportunity to be heard between now and then.  Those that can not will 
not only be ignored, they will soon find that they are not welcome here. 
  At all.

> Love.
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 7:29 AM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net 
> <mailto:rubys@intertwingly.net>> wrote:
>     I will neither ignore nor put up with such statements.
Received on Wednesday, 25 February 2009 19:40:08 UTC

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