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RE: Using W3C standard formats on W3C Lists

From: <s.livingstone@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 23:01:32 +0000 (GMT)
Message-ID: <4023010.1016060492994.JavaMail.root@127.0.0.1>
To: pcotton@microsoft.com, timbl@w3.org, tvraman@almaden.ibm.com, www-tag@w3.org
Cc: dsr@w3.org, connolly@w3.org, ph@w3.org
I would say flat text; oh and i remember some exitement when discussing XML mail a couple of years on XML DEV.

I think people ought to at least have some pregenated metadata ... would be a good place to start this as well ;) I guess all we need is an aware email editor - or filter.

steven

> > 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?
> 
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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:      <a href="/bti/redirect.html?http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman" target="newLink">http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/raman</a>
> > > AIM:      TVRaman
> > > PGP:          <a href="/bti/redirect.html?http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman.asc" target="newLink">http://emacspeak.sf.net/raman.asc</a>
> > > Snail:        IBM Almaden Research Center,
> > >               650 Harry Road
> > >               San Jose 95120
> > >
> 
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