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Re: Design Principles, Section 1.6.1 relationship to HTML 4.01

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2009 13:23:28 -0400
Message-ID: <4A240E90.3090506@intertwingly.net>
To: Rob Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>
CC: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Rob Sayre wrote:
> On 6/1/09 7:01 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:
>> From my point of view, a push to publish a Design Principles document 
>> as a formal W3C Note is a distraction.  To be clear, I am not saying 
>> that the Design Principles document itself isn't useful and 
>> interesting, but the effort to publish it as a Note means that the 
>> details of the wording is something that must be discussed.
> 
> There seem to be group members laboring under the assumption that the 
> Design Principles document does not apply to their suggestions or 
> objections.

It is a common debating technique to make grandiose claims without 
specifics.

> I would like to put that two year old distraction to rest.

As would we all.

> There may be wiggle room in some of the points, but that's not 
> concerning.

Agreed.

> My view is that suggestions and objections that violate the 
> Design Principles document in obvious ways will not be taken seriously 
> by browser vendors.

Agreed.

Now: what was your point?

> - Rob

- Sam Ruby
Received on Monday, 1 June 2009 17:24:13 GMT

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