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Re: [whatwg] Correcting some misconceptions about Responsive Images

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 20:49:36 -0500
Message-ID: <CABirCh-h0-QmgqScuUo=12mZxY0nMgn64yR_aLmwqb30zZcAMg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: WHATWG List <whatwg@whatwg.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 8:35 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:

>  The downside of the CG as executed is that it was much less successful
> in attracting browser implementor feedback (in part because it was
> apparently not advertised in places frequented by browser standards
> people). So the implementor feedback only got applied later, and without
> full knowledge and understanding of the CGs efforts. It's not useful to
> have a standards process that doesn't include all the essential
> stakeholders.

This isn't a new suggestion, but worth repeating: starting a CG is fine,
but *do not make a new mailing list*.  Hold discussions on a related
monolithic list (like here or webapps), with a subject line prefix.  Making
lots of isolated mailing lists only ensures that the people you'd want
paying attention won't be, because the overhead of subscribing to a list
(for a subject people may only have passive interest in) is much higher
than skimming a thread on whatwg or webapps-public that people are already

Every time I see "we've started a new CG, everyone subscribe to our list!",
I cringe; the result here was predictable (

Glenn Maynard
Received on Thursday, 17 May 2012 01:50:09 UTC

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