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Re: Using W3C standard formats on W3C Lists

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 17:03:24 -0500
Message-ID: <09e401c1cada$e5eb7820$0301a8c0@w3.org>
To: <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>, <www-tag@w3.org>
Cc: <dsr@w3.org>, "dan connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Philipp Hoschka" <ph@w3.org>

I think this is an excellent point.  I have considered
bouncing mail to me back if it isn't in a standard format.
We could maybe do this automatically for
lists representing groups.  (The www-archive list I would
exempt as it guarantees nothing in terms of quality).

I will discuss this with the team.  That is, I don't think
it is an issue of web architecture but of W3C policy.


----- Original Message -----
From: <tvraman@almaden.ibm.com>
To: <www-tag@w3.org>
Cc: <dsr@w3.org>; "dan connolly" <connolly@w3.org>; "Philipp Hoschka"
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 2:09 PM
Subject: Using W3C standard formats on W3C Lists

> I am raising this issue on the TAG list because  the  requirement
> stated in the Subject line
> "Use W3C formats on W3C mailing lists"
> though obvious to those of us who have been involved in W3C work
> over time  is something that is getting increasingly overlooked and
> side-stepped on the working group lists of many new working groups.
> I think it's time the W3C instituted a clear policy on what formats
> are acceptable on working group lists --especially since archived and
> searchable mailing lists are a valuable asset and represent the
> collective memory of the W3C.  Locking up portions of this asset in
> different variant proprietary formats is against the grain of the
> overall W3C activity --and rather than addressing this issue on a case
> by case basis as and when it occurs on wg lists, it would perhaps be
> more effective to state the use of plain text or HTML for email to
> working group lists as standard policy at the time working groups are
> formed and people join in.
> --Raman
> --
> Best Regards,
> --raman
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> T. V. Raman:  PhD (Cornell University)
> IBM Research: Human Language Technologies
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