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RE: [META] Reply-to list, not author

From: David Perrell <davidp@hpaa.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 08:10:37 -0800
To: <www-style@w3.org>

David Woolley wrote:
| > It is far too easy to click 'Reply' and then send to the author
| and not the
| > list; or click 'Reply to All' and neglect to edit the 'To:' line, thus
| One of the big reasons for NOT using reply to list is precisely this.
| If one makes this mistake with the normal configuration, one sends a
| public comment privately and can resend.  If one makes the mistake with
| reply to list, one can send a private message publicly; that message may
| contain confidential information, personal criticism, or off topic
| replies.  (One still has to be careful, at least one recent contributor
| to the list replies on list to off list messages.)

That's a good-enough reason to change my opinion. (Anyway, it's now clear
there is no seething undercurrent of discontent with the current behavior!)

David Perrell
Received on Monday, 28 January 2008 16:11:28 UTC

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