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   Re: [xml-dev] W3C Culture and Aims (Was: What does SOAP really add?)

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AndrewWatt2000@aol.com scripsit:

> The W3C's TAG is a positive innovation, with publicly accessible discussion. 
> If that is possible for TAG-related issues why isn't it possible for other WG 
> discussions? .... Of course, I suspect that it is "possible". It's simply 
> that it isn't wanted.

On the [censored] W3C-internal mailing list, to which I belong, the
question of open access was brought up -- and shot down on the
to-me unbelievably feeble ground that certain members were afraid of
spam if their addresses were openly published!  (The W3C archiving
mechanism for both public and internal mailing lists does not allow
obfuscated addresses.)

IMHO if you are going to set policy or create mechanism for a fundamental
part of the Web, you should be willing to stand up and say so, and
maybe run a spam-filter.  Ghu knows the public-comment mailing lists
collect enough spam as it is.

John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>     http://www.reutershealth.com
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,    http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_


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