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Re: New resource: Normative References to W3C Standards

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:47:38 +0200
Message-ID: <517120CA.5010704@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
CC: www-tag@w3.org, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
On 19/04/13 12:33, Marcos Caceres wrote:

> I'm sorry that I offended you. I was just trying to show you that arguing from authority is not helpful.

This is not at all "authority" and you should stare at the
Send button of your MUA a few minutes before sending again such words.

> What position you or your colleagues hold does not carry any favor or weight in an argument. We are all equals here - being a "very, very famous name in the computer industry" doesn't suddenly make some right or more correct than anyone else.

I could agree with what you said. I just made that point to show this
opinion is shared outside of W3C or WHATWG far beyond unsignificant
levels. I will disclose the name if I am authorized to do it.

That said, there is no reason why you have to reply roughly or even
with mockery. I urge you to reconsider your communication in W3C
channels and in particular in a channel related to the TAG you wanted
to reform, so you said on your blog. You're elected, meaning you're
supposed to carefully listen to the organizations that elected you.
You may disagree with them, but respectfully and still listening.

</Daniel>
Received on Friday, 19 April 2013 10:48:05 UTC

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