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Re: An HTML language specification

From: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 09:22:15 +0000
Message-ID: <4927CF47.3010200@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Fair enough : if you were using "delegate" in
a neutral sense, then I have no problem with that.

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> To the best of my understanding, "delegate" carries no negative 
> connotation". I meant it roughly in sense 5 from 
> <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/delegate>: "5. to commit 
> (powers, functions, etc.) to another as agent or deputy". It is 
> generally considered a virtue to delegate appropriately, and a vice to 
> delegate inappropriately.
> I think you may have read a negative connotation into my statement 
> because of the similarity to the word "relegate", which means things 
> such as "to send into exile" or "to assign to a place of insignificance 
> or of oblivion". But "delegate" does not mean anything like that.
> Regards,
> Maciej
Received on Saturday, 22 November 2008 09:23:30 UTC

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