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Re: Design Principles Document update

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2007 16:07:32 +0900
Message-ID: <460F5A34.40208@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: "Dailey, David P." <david.dailey@sru.edu>
CC: public-html@w3c.org

Dailey, David P. schreef:
> Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:04:48 -0700
> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/ProposedDesignPrinciples
>> I'd like to hear if any of the other principles should be marked  
> disputed (if you dispute one, please justify your objection,  
> otherwise you are just contradicting, not disputing).
> I don't think I'm ready to dispute or even contradict, as I am unclear as to the force that these "Principles" will have in structuring the future of our discussions.
> If, for example, someone were to use "Don't reinvent the wheel" as augmented by "Evolution not Revolution" as a way to dismiss a proposal that "a direct mode graphics canvas" or "copy and paste" or "XABC modulo HTML" (examples only) become enabled, then I would have to fuss. With sufficient prompting I would probably be able to convert that fuss into contradition, or, apparently better: dispute.* I suspect that the evolution of one species might be viewed as revolution by another, and there are indeed wheels that are useful but not round.
> So, if silence on this issue were to signal a willingness to be bound by its unknown implications, then I would like to register a willingness to dispute at least some of those unforeseen implications. The particular aphorisms at ProposedDesignPrinciples seem to carry some sort of mystical significance that eludes me.
> cheers,
> David
>  *In math, I think a contradiction would be seen as preferrable to a dispute.

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