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Re: Why Design Principles?

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 16:50:49 -0700
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-id: <CDD61FA1-4EF2-475C-B0B3-7355CC089667@apple.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

On Jun 2, 2009, at 4:39 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> Hi Leif,
>> Your response takes the tone of a conspiracy theory. Things like  
>> your use of the word "hegemony" and your apparent belief that the  
>> Design Principles are an elaborate plot against the profile=""  
>> attribute make it hard to evaluate or respond to your feedback.
>> In the past you've lumped Rob Sayre in the same "hegemony" as Ian,  
>> yet Rob has stated his strong opposition to many of Ian's actions  
>> as editor, and even wrote an alternate HTML5 draft that makes  
>> different decisions on what features are in or out.
>> I can assure you that the Design Principles were not written with  
>> profile="" in mind. As one of the editors, I personally do not care  
>> either way about profile="", and I've certainly not made it my  
>> mission in life to stamp it out. In fact, if it were up to me, I  
>> would make use of profile="" conforming, if only to remove the need  
>> to argue about it further.
>> I suggest you resubmit your feedback without the conspiratorial tone.
>
> I also take exception to the use of terms like "hegemony" (hey: am I  
> in on it too?), but would also like to add that public-html is  
> intended for technical discussion.  People have a hard enough time  
> keeping up with the bandwidth as is, meta-discussion such as this  
> one should be taken off list, possibly copying www-archive in order  
> to allow others to see and/or refer to it.

My apologies for the poor choice of forum.

My substantive point stands - I'm not going to take a conspiracy  
theory seriously as feedback.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Tuesday, 2 June 2009 23:51:29 GMT

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