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Re: On the fostering of immaturity and derision

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:46:54 +0000 (UTC)
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, list@html4all.org, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0709260937500.9766@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Wed, 26 Sep 2007, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> Hi Ian, indeed i don't have to believe you, but when the editor of the 
> spec starts to lose the working group participants respect due to his 
> condoning (explicitly or implicitly) of unsavoury behaviours on a public 
> IRC dedicated to HTML 5, it is a matter that should be taken seriously.

Actually in practice it doesn't really matter how many people respect me, 
so long as the browser vendors do. The Web tends to just follow what the 
browser vendors support. My goal is to have a high quality spec that 
fosters interoperability and universal access; I'm not trying to be keep 
everyone happy, nor do I have any intention of acting as behaviour police 
for other participants. In the particular case of the #whatwg channel, I 
strongly believe in encouraging an open environment where people can 
openly discuss any topic of interest to the participants, and where people 
can give their honest and raw opinions and views.

At the end of the day, you don't need to respect me for the spec to be 
successful and for the overall Web community to advance.

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