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Re: testing versus expert opinion

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 04:11:15 -0700
Cc: Steve Faulkner <sfaulkner@paciellogroup.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, www-archive@w3.org
Message-Id: <5E3205B9-06E5-4428-956B-2DB9A4E445C3@apple.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>


On Sep 11, 2007, at 3:52 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

>
> Removing public-html from Cc list.
>
> On Sep 11, 2007, at 3:16 AM, Steve Faulkner wrote:
>
>> hi maciej,
>>
>> >Can we please not post out-of-context comments from IRC on the  
>> working group list, with the apparent intent of instigating a  
>> flamewar?
>>
>> My intention was not to instigate a "flamewar" my intention was to  
>> further debate on a legitimate subject.
>
> Asking provocative rhetorical questions on a public mailing list  
> based on comments in an external forum is an attack tactic, not a  
> legitimate means of debate. Asking people to explain actions taken  
> by others they are seen to be associated with is also an attack  
> tactic.

By the way, I'd like to add that even though I interpreted your email  
as a needless attack, I have found your testing in this area to be  
extremely informative and helpful, enough to change my previously held  
opinions. I hope you continue your valuable contributions along those  
lines, and perhaps react more positively in the future when you  
actually succeed in persuading people.

Sincerely,
Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 11 September 2007 11:11:45 UTC

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