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  • From: Rick JELLIFFE <ricko@geotempo.com>
  • To: ",xml-dev@xml.org" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 23:02:51 +0800

John Cowan wrote:
> To compound matters, I used an expression in that email which was not intended
> for public consumption, and which has made for wounded feelings.  It was especially
> open to misinterpretation by those lacking a perfect grasp of English-language
> idiom.  It was not my intent to disparage any organization as contemptible.

There are several possible meanings:
 * W3C is a lousy-industry consortium (our industry has lice)
 * W3C is a lousy industry-consortium (W3C has lice)
 * W3C is a lousy-industry-consortium (industry consortia can have lice,
W3C is one of them)
 * W3C is a lousy industry consortium (lets not get worked up over small

Rick Jelliffe

  • References:
    • Eating crow
      • From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>


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