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Re: complexity (was: Re: XHTML and RDF)

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 21:42:56 +0100
Message-ID: <4082E850.6000108@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Orion Adrian <oadrian@hotmail.com>, www-qa@w3.org

Ian Hickson wrote:

> It might implement or use something else. For example HP is unlikely to
> care or use the Speech CSS module, but cares very much (and is actively
> working on) the Print CSS module. Both of these are in the same group,
> discussed at the same meetings.

Actually big companies are more complex than that ... while I do not know 
anything about HP's level of interest in any part of CSS, it is easily 
conceivable to me that the HP rep on the CSS group is a printer person, and 
may not even know of people for whom the speech module is relevant - 
doesn't mean they don't exist - simply that while formally represented, in 
practice they are not. Personally, I would be surprised if there was noone 
in HP who cared about speech CSS module.

I'm HP's rep in a number of SW WGs - while I try and find out what HP 
people outside my immediate group want it is an uphill struggle, most of 
the time the 'HP position' that I represent was worked out over a coffee by 
three or four people, (and it's only on the few more important issues that 
we bother to do that).

Jeremy
Received on Sunday, 18 April 2004 16:43:15 UTC

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