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Re: Regarding my recent post: inquiry.txt

From: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 08:03:15 -0400
Message-ID: <3D11C483.5040703@mitre.org>
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
CC: RDF Core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>

To be fair, I think some "contextual" information ought to be documented 
in the archive (which it will be when this message is archived):  while 
it may be reasonable to be concerned about certain "questionable 
language" appearing in WG email (and the archive), it needs to be 
understood that the "questionable" term was, in fact, used a fair bit in 
certain verbal discussions of examples at the RDF Core F2F, and thus it 
wasn't arbitrarily introduced into the discussion by Patrick (i.e., 
Patrick was continuing in email a discussion that had started verbally). 
  If the fact that the term was used in verbal discussion reflects badly 
on the WG, "TS" (you can contact me privately if you don't know what 
that means!)


Patrick Stickler wrote:

> Regarding
>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-rdfcore-wg/2002Jun/0181.html
> Firstly, apologies for any offense caused by any content of that
> message, and sincerest apologies to Brian for making him an unwilling
> acomplice to my use of questionable language.
> Even though the two questions with multiple choice answers did contain
> a lame attempt at humor, I was actually quite serious about the form
> in which the two entailments of concern are presented.
> Thus, removing the fourth answer in both cases, I think they represent
> an effective way to query the community about their expectations regarding
> tidyness without forcing them to understand the brutal details.
> Regards,
> Patrick

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