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Re: The lists I monitor

Simon, I *prefer* lists that are hosted outside the W3C, esp on Yahoo.
They're easy to administer, relay the mail quickly, and have a neutral feel
to them that takes discussions out of academia and into the practical world
of content engineering, design and writing.

Henry makes a common mistake -- Yahoo lists have a preference setting that
determine whether archives are open to non-members. It defaults to false,
which imho is a mistake, but it's easy to turn it on, it's a web form with a
check box. Check it, click on Submit and voila, your archives are public.

BTW, there's a downside to using Yahoo that should be disclosed. They're a
struggling dotcom now, and they clearly don't understand how much important
work is being done on their service. One day they could turn the service
off, and then we'd have a big problem on our hands. They just hired a new
CEO from the movie business of all places. This does not bode well, imho.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>; <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 6:49 AM
Subject: Re: The lists I monitor

> At 02:24 PM 5/7/01 +0100, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> >do not include http://groups.yahoo.com/group/XSDSchema.  I have no
> >problem with people starting lists for their own purposes, but I
> >observe that there is already an active public list with open archives
> >(unlike Yahoo lists) devoted to W3C XML Schema issues, namely
> >xmlschema-dev@w3.org, archives at [1], send subscription requests to
> >xmlschema-dev-request@w3.org.
> Is there a common tendency among people involved with the W3C to feel that
> all activity should if possible take place on W3C mailing lists?
> I received several similar messages when I set up XHTML-L when www-html
> already existed.  Several of them were downright hostile.
> I don't know whether XSDSchema will make it, but I tend to find the
> conversation on non-W3C mailing lists to have a really different tone than
> that on W3C mailing lists.  It's a kind of diversity I'd rather see
> supported than scorned.
> Simon St.Laurent - Associate Editor, O'Reilly & Associates
> XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
> XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
> http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books
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