Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Sat Mar 21 12:19:11 GMT 1998

At 12:42 20/03/98 -0800 (and during the last 2 weeks) , [some new, and some
veteran, members] 
<a useful message>
followed by, or including, a 
<a large amount of not very useful quoted material including the XML-DEV
and some sent multiple copies to list members.

We welcome the new members to the list :-). We adopt an XML-like discipline
in posting and try to follow simple guidelines:
	- reply only to the list (xml-dev) and not to the poster. Easy to avoid -
just delete the poster's name from the To: or CC: fields
	- only include quoted material if it helps the reader. The list is
archived as HTML and this is a very convenient way to browse postings. Many
people (including me) have to pay for mail traffic and so we try to keep
the volume to a minimum. It's also good XML-discipline - if you use the
same text in more than one place, your should think about entities of XLL
rather than cut-and-paste.

	Anyone is welcome on XML-DEV but in general it isn't the right place for
(appropriate place in parentheses):
	- "what is this XML thing anyway?" ( and
	- "I don't like feature X in XML - let's change it". (specially appointed
groups of the W3C)
	- stylesheets (xsl-list at
	- general discussion of xml issues (xml-l at LISTSERV.HEA.IE)


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

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