Re: Draft Response To "Do No Harm" PR Issue

the following bounced back to me, apparently while the W3C's server was
down...  interesting thing is that the rejection notice came from way of

anyway, i sent this whilst still on hold with my bank, shortly before
today's meeting commenced... 

Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 15:17:58 -0500
To: Charles McCathieNevile <>
From: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <>
Subject: Re: Draft Response To "Do No Harm" PR Issue
Cc: Authoring Tools Guidelines List <>
In-Reply-To: <>

aloha, charles!

i do feel strongly that

  having a conformance level available which allows a tool
  to get some kind of endorsement without meeting our aims is automatically a
  violation of our charter.

it all falls under the heading appropriate use, and what use a particular
developer makes of ATAG is up to that developer...  only when they slap a
conformance claim on their web site or on their boxes can we take action,
although what form that action might take, i know not...  (cherchez la vache!)


He that lives on Hope, dies farting
     -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1763
Gregory J. Rosmaita <>
   WebMaster and Minister of Propaganda, VICUG NYC

Received on Tuesday, 30 November 1999 17:01:37 UTC