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RE: Standards Compliance and msn

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 10:34:01 -0700
Message-ID: <72129E9450B396458A1149FA7AFAD8CA03368B1D@red-msg-05.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: <eric@meyerweb.com>, <www-style@w3.org>
Eric A. Meyer [mailto:emeyer@theopalgroup.com], ever a voice of reason,
said:
>On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Dylan Schiemann wrote:
>> Things like this: http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-7660935.html 
>> are why Tantek and Chris often get such disrespect on this
>> list.
>
>   In their defense, decisions like this get made elsewhere in the huge

>corporate structure that is Microsoft, and word doesn't get around.  

Yes.  MSN is a different division, and neither Tantek nor I were
involved in nor informed of this decision.

>   Personally, I think that Chris and Tantek should get more respect
than 
>average, simply because they are both committed to pushing W3C
standards 
>support in a company that doesn't place a lot of value on them.  Plus
they 
>keep coming back for more abuse from this list, and others, because
they 
>believe in keeping open lines of communication and in pushing standards

>forward.  They have more to lose, and a great deal more resistance to 
>overcome, than almost anyone else here.  On that basis alone they
should 
>be held in higher esteem than they generally receive.

I've reached the conclusion that I'm just a severe masochist.

-Chris
Received on Friday, 26 October 2001 13:34:39 GMT

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