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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: XML-Dev Mailing list <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 11:17:36 -0400

Discussing W3C issues on the XML-dev list seems to produce some remarkable
levels of firepower.  Apparently these issues matter very much to many
people, all of whom appear to have strong opinions.  For those of us who
aren't W3C members, this forum is one of the few places where we can
participate in open discussion of these issues, and I value that openness
very much, though it does seem to have an effect on participants' blood

I'd thought this was a reasoned discussion - okay, fine, a debate at times
- that might be worth presenting to the W3C as relevant material from a
public forum.  Hence my cross-posting of three messages to www-html (and,
since it isn't clear who to send outside comments to, a few other addresses
listed in the XHTML PR.)  

Apparently, I crossed some line betwen the rough-and-tumble public world of
xml-dev and the world of the W3C inadvertently, and I apologize for that
mistake and the anger it has caused.

Hopefully we can scale back the rhetoric some and discuss this sanely.
Perhaps it would have been smarter to have the entire discussion on
www-html@w3.org, though it is difficult to stop discussions once they've
started in one place and restart them elsewhere.

Simon St.Laurent
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