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Re: recognizing the HTML charter

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 13:11:29 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80808290511r5d3c8b55ne703d482e44966fd@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: www-archive@w3.org

Hi anne,
>guess we believe more in argument and evidence than process.
I also believe in argument and evidence, I just don't believe in ian
hickson being the sole decision maker of what constitues a valid
argument or reasonable evidence.

Don't you think it is a  ironic that you talk about an 'appeal to
authority' in negative terms when the only way to get things into the
spec is to have one person make a judgement on the virtues of an
argument or evidence? The ultimate authority figure.

and the beat goes on...


2008/8/29 Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>:
> On Fri, 29 Aug 2008 13:48:11 +0200, Steven Faulkner
> <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
>> It took me by surprise that a whatwg IRC  regular such as yourself was
>> citing the charter, the statement was a general remark, not intended
>> to necessarily imply that you personally have disdain for the html WG
>> charter, but as a comment on the usally derisive remarks and comments
>> of your peers that litter the IRC when W3C HTML WG process or the W3C
>> in general is cited as a reason to take a particular action.
> I guess we believe more in argument and evidence than process. (Which often
> feels like appeal to authority.)
>> If you took it as a personal slight, that was not intended.
> Then please be a little bit more careful with your words next time as "you"
> and "in this case" certainly made it sound like it was about me.
>> 2008/8/29 Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>:
>>> I would like an explanation for "btw It is good to see you recognising
>>> the HTML WG charter in this case." as I've no idea when I tried avoiding the
>>> HTML charter and I would like to know.
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> <http://annevankesteren.nl/>
> <http://www.opera.com/>

with regards

Steve Faulkner
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Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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