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Re: What's the purpose of these meaningless issue resolution messages?

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 04:19:09 +0200
Message-ID: <429BC99D.2030701@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: ernestcline@mindspring.com
Cc: Shane McCarron <xhtml2-issues@mn.aptest.com>, W3C HTML List <www-html@w3.org>, www-html-editor@w3.org

Afaik this resolving of old issues and is done by request of Jim Ley, 
who filed formal complaints about the process of issue resolving 
multiple times the past couple of days.

Seems one can never satisfy everyone.


Ernest Cline wrote:
> The past few days I've been receiving a number of similar messages dealing
> with various issues I raised back on WD4 and WD5 of XHTML2.
> They have all been of the form:
>>Thanks for your comment. We addressed it some time ago, but did not
> formally
>>respond to your message. Your suggestions have been incorporated into
> XHTML2. 
>>For more information, you can look at the issue database at
> This has been the same message received regardless of whether or not my
> suggestion was adopted or rejected, despite the fact that wording above
> makes
> it sounds like my ideas were accepted.  I can understand wanting to close
> out old
> issues, especially with WD7 being just released, but quite frankly, the 
> manner in
> which it is being done is more insulting than if it were left alone.  This
> is because
> the impression these form e-mails give is as follows:
>    The working group is not considering issues, but wants to look like it
> is.
> I don't think that impression is the case, but quite frankly, this looks to
> be another
> glaring example of  the WG concentrating so much on substance that it
> ignores
> style; a concentration that will impair the adoption of XHTML2 if it is not
> corrected.
> Now I have never been of the opinion that my ideas are the be all and end
> all.
> Indeed, many of the issues I raised, were of the sort that I could see
> arguments
> both for and against adopting the resolution I would have preferred, and
> hence
> were bound to be decided on the basis of a majority preference of the
> working
> group.  This is not a complaint about the resolution of any these issues,
> purely
> about the way that the resolution thereof is being communicated.

Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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