Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Thu Jan 21 16:08:04 GMT 1999

At 10:39 AM 1/21/99 -0500, Chris Maden wrote (re Namespaces):
>True, I'm not a sophisticated programmer, and I may be overlooking
>something.  But I have a hard time seeing Tim Bray and James Clark
>bulled by political pressure, even (especially?) from Microsoft.

A key problem, however, is that none of us outside the charmed circle can
see in, leaving us to draw our own conclusions about who is doing the
bullying, if in fact there is any.  This does little to enhance the W3C's
credibility or that of Tim Bray, James Clarke, or Microsoft.

>In short, can we try to keep the discussion, at least on this list, to
>concrete technical issues?

It's a good idea - but where exactly should we go with the more abstract
and political stuff?  There isn't a forum, and even if there was, what
assurances would there be that the W3C (or anyone else in fact) would be

Simon St.Laurent
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