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From: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:10:37 +0100
To: "HTML for email CG" <public-htmail@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.xaj9zzvoy3oazb@chaals.local>

I requested that everyone write a short introduction. Even if you're just  
going to lurk, it is useful to have an idea of who is watching this list.

I'm chaals, a long-time participant in W3C work. I am part of the CTO  
group at Yandex, where I focus on Yandex' involvement in standards. Within  
W3C I am co-chair of W3C's Web Apps Working Group, Member of the ADvisory  
Board and chair of the W3C Process Community Group, and co-co-ordinator of  
the HTML Accesibility Task Force within the HTML Working Group.

I've previously worked at Opera, W3C, and RMIT University (plus various  
non-web jobs), and been involved in FundaciĆ³n Sidar, an IberoAmerican  
group focused on Web Accessibility.

I'm not an expert on HTML email, but I find it frustrating that it isn't  
straightforward to produce a proper structured document for email, and  
instead at best I can make something that might look pretty sometimes. I'm  
possibly no longer an expert on HTML either, as it keeps getting more  
complex, but at least I am still actively involved in its development.

(There's more about me on the internet, and maybe even a lot of it is  

I'm also chair of this group, for no better reason than I created it. I  
hope we'll figure out a rough idea of how we should move forward, but I  
would rather we focused on doing work than on how we think others should  
do it :)

At some point when we've settled in a bit I'll open a discussion on how we  
should run this group, but for now I will (ab)use my powers as chair  
(which are almost limitless in a CG, oddly enough) to suggest that we aim  
to do things by consensus, and that Connolly's Law (the one who does the  
work decides on the rules for how it's done) is a useful rule of thumb for  
starting out.



Charles McCathie Nevile - Consultant (web standards) CTO Office, Yandex
       chaals@yandex-team.ru         Find more at http://yandex.com
Received on Friday, 31 January 2014 17:11:09 UTC

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