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Re: a#val , [id="val"]

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 15:42:17 +0000
Message-ID: <47878E59.2000602@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: freyjkell@gmail.com
CC: Dmitry Turin <sql4-en@narod.ru>, www-style@w3.org

I am not saying that Dmitry is right;
I am not even /thinking/ that Dmitry is right;
but ...

Mankind has an unpleasant habit of dismissing out
of hand ideas that are so innovative that they
challenge all received wisdom (cf. Heliocentricity
v. the prevailing Ptolemaic model).  So might it
not be wiser (and certainly more polite) to avoid
the use of the word "stupid" when referring to
Dmitry's proposals, and rather term them "highly
unorthodox" or similar ?

Nikodem wrote:

> I've read these pages - they're... unwise. You should get some IT 
> knowledge before writing such stupid proposals.
Received on Friday, 11 January 2008 15:42:43 UTC

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