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Re: Why I don't attend the weekly teleconference (Was: Input on the agenda)

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:56:07 -0500
Message-ID: <643cc0270906290956h1ba0fd15y52d4002be43bce0b@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
> As for my tone, well, perception is a funny thing. For instance,
> arrogance may color how one interprets what is said. So can like, and
> respect. All sorts of emotions and biases can color how we interpret
> writing. Makes lists such as this a challenge at times.
> Shelley
>> --
>> David Singer
>> Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.

Having made my earlier reply (and also misidentifying you in another
email thread, apologies) I will say that my recent email reply back to
Ian was more critical of him, then of his specific decision, though
the two are somewhat interconnected.

I'm not sure that I retract my criticism, though. Ian is synonymous
with the HTML 5 specification. Until such time as he is no longer the
sole author of HTML 5, I do feel we can question Ian's biases and
decision making. It is difficult to be critical of the document,
without being indirectly, or even directly, critical of Ian. That is
the nature of the way things currently are.

But I regret using terms such as silly. This discussion and the issues
being addressed are anything but silly and such use of words undercuts
the seriousness of the debate. I will endeavor to be more careful with
my word use in the future.

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