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Re: Adding <meta> tags to XML documents

Eugene Eric Kim wrote:
> Whoa there, fellas!  Seems like some bad feelings are spilling over from
> that thread on ohs-dev.  Let's step back for a second, and try to clarify
> some things.
> As I see it, Murray's original response to Eric's on the ohs-dev list
> was basically asking Eric to be more explicit in his criticism.  Murray
> probably took the tone of Eric's message a little too personally, but
> besides that, I thought his request was perfectly reasonable.  And Eric
> was more explicit in his subsequent message to ohs-lc.  Following that,
> however, Eric returned the favor by taking Murray's response a little too
> personally.  So let's call it even then, and shift our focus back to the
> content of this discussion, which I think has been very constructive thus
> far.    (01)

Well, I did find the tone a bit harsh. I sent yet another reply a bit
ago but forgot to set my laptop's clock (which forgets the time more than
I do), so it perhaps escaped your notice. It's attached below. I would
find further discussion on in-document vs. ex-document metadata valuable,
valuable with Eric included if he is willing.    (02)

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Augmented Metadata in XHTML
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 14:28:27 -0700
From: Murray Altheim <altheim@eng.sun.com>
Reply-To: ohs-dev@bootstrap.org
Organization: Sun Microsystems, Inc.
To: ohs-dev@bootstrap.org
References: <3B28A39B.C5CAE7F0@eng.sun.com> <3B390847.B9B44AE1@eng.sun.com> <3B3933E2.740A7EB8@eng.sun.com> <3B3A87BB.16A40DDA@eng.sun.com>    (03)

Eric Armstrong wrote:
> Murray Altheim wrote:
> >
> > You're a lot of help. You complain about someone else's strategy,
> > don't provide any reasons why is "sucks," and then ask others to
> > provide that for you. I don't find this particularly helpful
> > feedback. Please elaborate.
> >
> I apologize for offending you.
> I will now bow out of this thread.    (04)

Perhaps I'm too easily offended. Don't worry too much about that,
I didn't take it personally. But rather than bow out, why not 
elaborate on why in your opinion it sucks? I'm very much seeking 
feedback, and negative feedback is more valuable than positive if 
it includes details. [Sometimes it's easier to do this in person,
as we both know the difficulties of conflict resolution in email.]    (05)

Murray    (06)

Murray Altheim                            <mailto:altheim&#x40;eng.sun.com>
XML Technology Center
Sun Microsystems, Inc., MS MPK17-102, 1601 Willow Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025    (07)

      In the evening
      The rice leaves in the garden
      Rustle in the autumn wind
      That blows through my reed hut.  -- Minamoto no Tsunenobu    (08)