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RE: taking threads to www-archive or offline altogether

From: Dailey, David P. <david.dailey@sru.edu>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 15:50:39 -0400
Message-ID: <1835D662B263BC4E864A7CFAB2FEEB3D258BBF@msfexch01.srunet.sruad.edu>
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: <www-archive@w3.org>

Thanks Dan,
 
Just to see if I understand the reasons one might use this feature.... 
 
In this particular case, I think I understand what the www-archive is for, but I'm not entirely certain. Therefore, rather than asking for clarification of something that, for many of the people here, may be quite obvious, I could respond to you, but cc the www-archive@w3.org  (pretty much like I'm doing right now)?

I guess in this case, I am making the assumption that someone other than me might, later on, find your answer valuable. (Otherwise, I suppose I would  just send you a personal message without cc-ing the archive).
 
If I'm understanding the reason for this, then it might also make sense to be sure that I quote your message in its entirety, since www-archive will not already have a copy of that there. Or does it make sense to additionally provide a pointer to your original message (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Apr/0809.html) ? 
 
If not, then should other context like the date, time, author, and context (public-html@w3.org) be included (since it looks like groups other than just public-html) are included in the archive?
 
I hope this is not inappropriate for the archive, but the http://lists.w3.org/Help/ help file doesn't seem to answer these questions, unless I'm missing it.
 
David Dailey

Sat 4/14/2007 12:24 PM Dan Connolly wrote to public-html@w3.org:

>W3C supports a mailbox, www-archive@w3.org, for making
>a public archive of any W3C/web-related business. Any
>message sent there is archived using the normal mailing
>list archive mechanism*.
>  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/

>So if you want to have a conversation with somebody, with
>a public archive, but without copying all the subscribers
>to public-html@w3.org, you're welcome to send it there.

>In particular, if you want to take a conversation
>off this list, but reserve the option to refer to it
>later or take it back to this list, reply all
>and replace public-html@w3.org with www-archive@w3.org
>in the CC header field.

>Given that this option exists, if a W3C collaborator sends you
>mail *without* copying public-html@w3.org or www-archive@w3.org
>or any other publicly-archived forum**, please don't
>quote, forward, or cite it in public without explicit permission.

>* which include archive-approval http://www.w3.org/2002/09/aa/

>** most of them start with public- or www- , but
>there are exceptions; http://lists.w3.org/ is an exhaustive
>list of public forums hosted by W3C.

>--
>Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
>D3C2 887B 0F92 6005 C541  0875 0F91 96DE 6E52 C29E
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