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Re: PF Response: @Summary

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2009 20:17:37 +0000 (UTC)
To: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Cc: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, "wai-liaison@w3.org" <wai-liaison@w3.org>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
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On Tue, 7 Jul 2009, David Poehlman wrote:
>
> or we could help@summary do what it is supposed to do because it is the 
> only means of effectively carrying out its task.

I disagree that it's the only means of effectively carrying out its task; 
we've seen dozens of proposals that could all carry out the task at least 
as effectively if used correctly, including many that are far more likely 
to be used correctly than summary="". Even if I am wrong and summary="" is 
in fact a great solution, it's not the only (effective) solution; arguing 
that it is merely leads one to doubt other similar arguments. (If you are 
wrong about it being the only solution, which you clearly are, as many 
people have proposed alternatives, are you wrong about it being the best 
solution? You have provided the same amount of evidence for both points.)

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