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RE: Shelby's Final Revenge ('I told you so') on Orthogonality of Style and Semantics (e.g. XBL failure, XAML conquest)

From: Patrick Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 16:47:05 -0000
Message-ID: <3A1D23A330416E4FADC5B6C08CC252B9015C30B2@misnts16.mis.salford.ac.uk>
To: <www-style@w3.org>

> Kris Vanderwater

> I wasn't around 3 years ago so I can't even begin to guess what when 
> down, or why you seem so bitter. I'm also not going to read through a 
> battery of 3 year old material to find out why you're so bitter, suffice 
> it to say, coming here and insulting people because you were right and they were 
> wrong is... well the height of arrogance.

> 2.) As I said before, from a technical standpoint I think we 
> agree.  If what you're trying to say is that style, markup and structure 
> should all be encapsulated in their own environments that are assembled by the 
> browser, then yes, we agree completely.

I'll echo those two statements: I can't comment on what happened in the
past, and the technical argument seems sound enough. However, it doesn't
stand much of a chance of being heard/read and given due consideration
due the amount of cr*p it comes wrapped up in. Even the most valid of
arguments are lost completely if they're only little nuggets of value
in a heap of verbal junk and self-aggrandising blabber...

Patrick H. Lauke
Web Editor / University of Salford
Web Standards Project (WaSP) Accessibility Task Force
Received on Tuesday, 22 November 2005 16:53:50 UTC

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