Use of (was Re: Let's talk...)

Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Thu Jul 16 09:48:15 BST 1998

I'm slightly mystified by this message.

At 18:00 15/07/98 -0500, eriblair at wrote:
>Today, I created a forum at Deja News where we can discuss 
>things online.  It's our own forum and is called:

Is this a real-time chat forum?
>and I described it like this:
>    The development of DHTML using applet, activeX , ... for the

XML-DEV has virtually no discussion of any of these topics

>If you are already registered for My Deja News, go here to join 
>our new forum

If I understand this URL correctly, you have set up an interactive system
to discuss what happens on XML-DEV. I certainly wasn't consulted about this
and I doubt that Henry was. At first sight it seems discourteous to set up
a facility to discuss someone else's  list *without consulting the list

Of course you are welcome to set up an XML discussion forum, but I think it
is not appropriate to refer to it by the name xml-dev nor to imply that it
is in any way associated with xml-dev at

I know little about your Deja News system - but your posting has something
of the air of an advertisement and the flavour of something that is re-used
in other contexts. 

I'd be grateful for a reply. If not I shall have to make it clear that
xml-dev at Deja News has no formal connection with xml-dev at

In any case, if the members of XML-DEV wish a char facility I have had many
years in setting up virtual environments and Henry and I would see it as
our role to consider how it should be best done. We have built up a virtual
community on XML-DEV which is of top quality and we wish to develop it in
pour own way.


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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VSMS, Virtual Hyperglossary

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