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RE: Using W3C standard formats on W3C Lists

From: Paul Cotton <pcotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 17:44:58 -0500
Message-ID: <E7AC4500EAB7A442ABA7521D18814397028D1771@tor-msg-01.northamerica.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>, <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>, <www-tag@w3.org>
Cc: <dsr@w3.org>, "dan connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Philipp Hoschka" <ph@w3.org>
> I have considered bouncing mail to me back if it isn't in a standard
format.

And what is a standard format?  Does Adobe PDF qualify?

Paul Cotton, Microsoft Canada 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Berners-Lee [mailto:timbl@w3.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 5:03 PM
> To: tvraman@almaden.ibm.com; www-tag@w3.org
> Cc: dsr@w3.org; dan connolly; Philipp Hoschka
> Subject: Re: Using W3C standard formats on W3C Lists
> 
> 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
> >
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