Clarification: (was: A little wish...)

Paul Prescod papresco at
Sun May 17 10:11:15 BST 1998

Paul Prescod wrote:
> good...we always need some people to argue against features). The XML
> working group is full of people who have the ability to make decisions on
> a case by case basis. I think it is an insult to them to propose
> otherwise. 

I did not mean that Liam intended to insult the working group. After all,
Eliot Kimber made the same argument, and he is on the group. It just seems
to me that it is an inadvertant insult, as if I said to a friend: "You
better not start eating those shrip, you'll never be able to stop." If
are not a chronic over-eater or shrimp-addict, then it would be strange 
to suggest that in *this one case* they are likely to not know when 
they are full. My friend would probably come to the conclusion that I 
thought that he did not know what was best for himself.

 Paul Prescod  -

"A writer is also a citizen, a political animal, whether he likes it or 
not. But I do not accept that a writer has a greater obligation 
to society than a musician or a mason or a teacher. Everyone has
a citizen's commitment."  - Wole Soyinka, Africa's first Nobel Laureate

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