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#html-wg IRC channel [was: An open letter to Anne van Kesteren]

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2007 02:11:57 +0900
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070823171155.GA7840@mikesmith>

Hi Philip,

I don't know if you are IRC user, but I wanted to ask if you might
seriously consider regularly joining the #html-wg channel on the
irc.w3.org server (port 6665 or port 80). One reason I suggest it
is that Anne is on that channel every day, as are a good number of
other members of the HTML WG who are active contributors to the
public-html list, so it would provide another (perhaps quicker and
more efficient means sometimes) means for you to have discussions
with others in the group, in real time.

We have at the W3C site a guide on using the W3C IRC server:


If you want to try out IRC, but don't have an IRC client
installed, we have a simple Web-based CGI interface that works
pretty well (such as it is):


And I would be happy to help you with any questions/problems you
run into with W3C IRC services, and/or to help you get
"acclimated" to the #html-wg channel (should you take the time to


P.S. If you reply to this, feel free to un-Cc www-archive on your
reply if you want to; just because I (or somebody else) Cc's
www-archive on a message doesn't mean you're obligated to on a

"Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, 2007-08-23 16:46 +0100:

> Anne, I happened to be reading your web site today,
> and I was disturbed to find the following :
>> <input usemap>
>> [...]
> > Ian Hickson made two data sets available: 1, 2. Looking through
> > several sites quickly reveals that most expect the image control
> > to act as a submit button (this is how it works in Internet
> > Explorer) and not as an image map at all (how it works in
> > Opera and Firefox). As a result, HTML5 dropped the feature.
> Given that this group has not even agreed the Design Principles
> yet, let alone started to make firm decisions concerning the
> HTML 5 Specification, is it not somewhat irresponsible of you
> to make a public statement that a certain feature has been
> dropped from HTML 5 ?
> Philip TAYLOR

Michael(tm) Smith

Received on Thursday, 23 August 2007 17:12:56 UTC

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