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Re: discretion in adding issues [was: respecification of document.write...]

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 14:39:37 +0900
To: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Cc: Shawn Medero <soypunk@gmail.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080604053935.GI3141@sideshowbarker>

Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>, 2008-05-31 12:44 +0000:

>  [...] I know I had a discussion with members of this WG over
>  email about it  IIRC, the discussion included Gregory Roasmaita
>  and at least one other hostile participant (for some
>  perspective, I count a hostile participant as someone who
>  rejects or otherwise criticizes a proposal for adding too much
>  implementation complexity when the proposal doesn't call for
>  addin any implementation at all[1]).

I hope you can understand you are not helping yourself at all by
creating a "hostile participant" category and placing into it
somebody who took time to respond to one of your proposals. Nor
are you helping yourself much by elsewhere using words like
"insanity" to refer to his comments.

In this particular case, I think you've misunderstood Andrew. And
knowing him myself, I can certainly say that you have misread him
as being hostile. But what you have probably accomplished is to
make it more likely that he'll be disinclined to comment
positively on any further proposals you might put forward.


Michael(tm) Smith

Received on Wednesday, 4 June 2008 05:40:13 UTC

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