Re: Cleaning House (Murray Maloney) wrote:

>At 05:26 PM 5/5/2007 +0100, Philip & Le Khanh wrote:
>>Forgive my na\"\i vety, but which authority are you citing when
>>you make this statement ?
>The authority of someone with 30+ years as a technical writer,
>20+ years in SGML, HTML, XML and so on, and an original member
>of the earliest HTML Working Groups.

Ah, good old argumentum ad verecundiam. Somehow I suspect this 
was not the meaning of the word “authority” Philip intended 
in his query. Although, with that weight of expertise I can 
understand how you might get them confused.

“It's not the mere technical details of inserting the live 
round into the
  chamber, pointing the weapon at one's foot, and pulling the 
trigger, but
  rather, it's about the advisability of doing that in the first place.”
                                              -- Alan J. Flavell 
on ciwah

Received on Sunday, 6 May 2007 01:46:36 UTC