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List quoting and content?
re: quoting - Is it possible to remove quotations before receiving items
from the mailing list? If I want to see what someone said previously I can
go to the archives by thread (which is how I am having to catch up after a
10 days travelling to/from a conference where I didn't have time to read
the mailing list).
re: content - I've seen some posts discussing writing iTIP to conform to
current practices of major vendors. While I can appreciate that we don't
want to vary too far from those (otherwise the vendors won't implement what
is needed), as a person that is also an eventual user/consumer of
iCal/iTIP I think we should focus on making the protocols operate well,
rather than operate as close as possible to current practice. In theory,
the two should be nearly congruent, but when they're not, I think it's the
responsibility of the Working Group to weigh in on the side of what will
work well. When the standards work is done - and I know it is hard work
for all of you and I applaud you for that - if the protocols work well the
products will work well, and people will buy them. If the products are
hampered by the protocols, some or all of the following things will happen:
A) The products will not work very well, and sales will suffer
B) Vendors will implement proprietary protocols, and we will be stuck where
we were before, with calendar products which don't inter-operate.
C) Someone in the open-source community will develop a one-team standard
which gets adopted because it _works_ and there will be _no_ sales.
So - let's not lose sight of the interoperability goal, or we will all lose.