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RE: An open letter to Anne van Kesteren

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 13:41:04 -0500
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1187894464.29837.1367.camel@pav>

On Thu, 2007-08-23 at 10:52 -0700, Chris Wilson wrote:
> 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.

Ah... yes, well said; that seems much more likely to move us forward.

> Does that accomplish attacking the problem as you see it?

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Thursday, 23 August 2007 18:41:21 UTC

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