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RE: An open letter to Anne van Kesteren

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 10:52:57 -0700
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
CC: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5C276AFCCD083E4F94BD5C2DA883F05A27F9A615A7@tk5-exmlt-w600.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>

The tone of conversations on the HTML WG and around the area in general is getting, frankly, rude (ruder?).  I don't think that's productive.  I understand your point, and personally I completely agree with it.  The way you raised the issue was directed at Anne, personally - I think that is a mistake, and raises the level of rudeness rather than lowers it.  This is a problem with a number of people - your example with Anne was actually not a particularly egregious example.  I would have asked you to send a mail to the entire WG instead that said "I've noticed a number of WG members representing HTML5 as having made decisions already.  I would like to ask that we all not do that.  Here are some examples from various people:...  Can we all agree that we must be explicit in saying 'current thinking/draft' rather than making it sound like decisions have already been made?"  or something like that.

Does that accomplish attacking the problem as you see it?

-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) [mailto:P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk]
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 10:20 AM
To: Chris Wilson
Cc: Dan Connolly; Anne van Kesteren; www-archive
Subject: Re: An open letter to Anne van Kesteren

Well, I'm sorry Chris, and I thank you for
your courtesy in responding, but I genuinely
believe that matters such as this /should/
be brought to the attention of the other
WG members and not kept from them.  I'm
waiting for Dan's response to my request
for clarification of "before" (or, in your
message, "first") before responding more fully.

** Phil.
--------
Chris Wilson wrote:
> I think Dan's asking you to raise this issue with
 > the chairs first, and saying that it should not
 > have been sent as "an open letter to Anne".
Received on Thursday, 23 August 2007 18:32:03 GMT

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