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Re: Why Design Principles?

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2009 04:19:12 +0200
Message-ID: <4A25DDA0.1070307@malform.no>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Sam Ruby On 09-06-03 01.39:
> 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.


I'm sorry that I did not notice this reply before it was repeated 
in the public html list. I did not speak about 'hegemons' but 
about 'hegemony'. I'm sorry if this term is less clear in the 
Anglophone world than I thought. Usually, though, I think one uses 
  more neutral words about formal leadership.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hegemony
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 3 June 2009 02:19:57 GMT

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