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Re: Using W3C standard formats on W3C Lists

From: <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 14:24:11 -0800
Message-ID: <15503.53643.531893.805650@bubbles.almaden.ibm.com>
To: "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>, <www-tag@w3.org>, <dsr@w3.org>, "dan connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Philipp Hoschka" <ph@w3.org>
Hi Tim--

I agree that it's a W3C policy issue, --rather than a WWW architecture
question; I decided to burden the TAG with it primarily because I
wasn't sure where else to send it to get visibility across the W3C.
Glad you feel the same way as I do about proprietary document formats;
see "Welcome To The Universe Of Fancy Colored Paper" at
http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Info/People/raman/publications/colored-paper.html
--and let's keep our fingers crossed and hope that the mythical world
outlined therein doesn't come to pass on the WWW.

Tim Berners-Lee writes:
 > TV,
 > 
 > I think this is an excellent point.  I have considered
 > bouncing mail to me back if it isn't in a standard format.
 > We could maybe do this automatically for
 > lists representing groups.  (The www-archive list I would
 > exempt as it guarantees nothing in terms of quality).
 > 
 > I will discuss this with the team.  That is, I don't think
 > it is an issue of web architecture but of W3C policy.
 > 
 > Tim
 > 
 > ----- Original Message -----
 > From: <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>
 > To: <www-tag@w3.org>
 > Cc: <dsr@w3.org>; "dan connolly" <connolly@w3.org>; "Philipp Hoschka"
 > <ph@w3.org>
 > Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 2:09 PM
 > Subject: Using W3C standard formats on W3C Lists
 > 
 > 
 > > I am raising this issue on the TAG list because  the  requirement
 > > stated in the Subject line
 > > "Use W3C formats on W3C mailing lists"
 > > though obvious to those of us who have been involved in W3C work
 > > over time  is something that is getting increasingly overlooked and
 > > side-stepped on the working group lists of many new working groups.
 > >
 > > I think it's time the W3C instituted a clear policy on what formats
 > > are acceptable on working group lists --especially since archived and
 > > searchable mailing lists are a valuable asset and represent the
 > > collective memory of the W3C.  Locking up portions of this asset in
 > > different variant proprietary formats is against the grain of the
 > > overall W3C activity --and rather than addressing this issue on a case
 > > by case basis as and when it occurs on wg lists, it would perhaps be
 > > more effective to state the use of plain text or HTML for email to
 > > working group lists as standard policy at the time working groups are
 > > formed and people join in.
 > >
 > >
 > > --Raman
 > >
 > > --
 > > Best Regards,
 > > --raman
 > > ------------------------------------------------------------
 > > T. V. Raman:  PhD (Cornell University)
 > > IBM Research: Human Language Technologies
 > > Architect:    Conversational And Multimodal WWW Standards
 > > Phone:        1 (408) 927 2608
 > > Fax:        1 (408) 927 3012
 > > Email:        tvraman@us.ibm.com
 > > WWW:      http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman
 > > AIM:      TVRaman
 > > PGP:          http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman.asc
 > > Snail:        IBM Almaden Research Center,
 > >               650 Harry Road
 > >               San Jose 95120
 > >

-- 
Best Regards,
--raman
------------------------------------------------------------
T. V. Raman:  PhD (Cornell University)
IBM Research: Human Language Technologies
Architect:    Conversational And Multimodal WWW Standards
Phone:        1 (408) 927 2608
Fax:        1 (408) 927 3012
Email:        tvraman@us.ibm.com
WWW:      http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman
AIM:      TVRaman
PGP:          http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman.asc
Snail:        IBM Almaden Research Center,
              650 Harry Road
              San Jose 95120
Received on Wednesday, 13 March 2002 17:24:55 GMT

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