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Re: argument from authority considered pointless

From: Jeff Bone <jbone@deepfile.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 14:19:26 -0600
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Message-Id: <CD7FCA19-2E46-11D7-88B9-00039366B36A@deepfile.com>

On Wednesday, Jan 22, 2003, at 13:37 US/Central, Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> Roy Fielding intones:
>> Sandro, you aren't qualified to have that argument.
> Comments like the above - which are far from unusual in the URI space -
> do absolutely nothing to further the conversation.

With all due respect to Roy, and despite the fact that I agree with his 
position --- I have to second Simon's comments.  Argument from 
authority always counterproductive and usually insulting.  Impatience 
is one thing, but explaining yourself and your position is the price of 
such "authority."


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