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Re: Decision Policy [was: Intended Audience]

From: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2009 17:01:59 +0000
Message-ID: <498B1B87.6040201@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: www-archive@w3.org

Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote :

> This is an example of why it is a terrible idea to encourage people to  
> accuse each other of fallacious arguments. We are now debating the  
> definition of "strawman" and what is and isn't a strawman argument,  
> instead of any point of substance.

That was exactly the point I was trying to make
in my e-mail to yourself, Sam and Leif [1].  I am
glad to see that, once again, we appear to agree
on something that may well be important :-)


> Might I venture to suggest that Sam's proposed
> embargo on certain forms of rhetoric will never
> (and can never) be successful if reference (either
> implicit or explicit) to those forms of rhetoric
> continues to form any part of future debate on
> this list. 

> If, instead, we concentrate solely on the many
> substantive (technical and practical) issues
> which confront us, then real progress might be made.
> Philip TAYLOR 
Received on Thursday, 5 February 2009 17:05:58 UTC

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