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Re: Agenda of 7 February 2006 TAG teleconference

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 17:09:24 -0500
To: Vincent.Quint@inrialpes.fr
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF0DA0B0ED.05B1CF7B-ON8525710D.0078EFF8-8525710D.0079B639@lotus.com>

>From the agenda:

> 6. Principle of Least Power
> Is the current draft[17] ready to become an approved finding --
> see discussion of 24 Jan.[18]

As I feared, I made no progress at all on anything TAG-related last week, 
notably including PLP.  Status is that I owe the group a revised draft 
stating PLP as a Principle, and then we may be ready for final approval. I 
have been thinking about how best to express it [1], and have yet to come 
up with anything that quite seems punchy and pithy enough.  Among my 
latest noodlings is:

        I. "Powerful languages inhibit information reuse."
        II. "Less powerful languages promote information reuse."

I like I. better, but our title claims we're going to explain a principle 
of least power, and I. is about most power :-).  II. is a bit clumsier but 
fits with the title.  I may go with II. as a principle at the top of the 
finding, and also keep the good practice note at the end of section 
encouraging use of less powerful languages on the web.

Anyway: now that I'm back from travels, I'm hoping that this week will be 
better for TAG business.  I suggest we skip discussion of PLP on 
tomorrow's call.  We can use email to trade ideas on phrasing the 
principle, and I'll have a draft for formal review several days in advance 
of the 14 Feb call. OK? 

I will indeed scribe tomorrow.  Thanks.


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/tag/2006Jan/0013.html

Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
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