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Subject: Re: Re: Output validation with XSLT 2.0
From: "Dimitre Novatchev" <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 06:17:33 -0700
Re:  Re: Output validation with XSLT 2.0

I spent quite of time trying to understand the List Owner's message.

To avoid any misunderstanding, I have never intended to offend anyone
and yes, I firmly believe that most people do have a grain of

I also believe, that not having curiosity is not something offensive
and I do have close friends that are not of the curious type.
Everybody is unique and this is not offensive but valuable.

I apologize to anyone, who could have interpreted the message in a
different way.


On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 5:41 AM, XSL-List Owner
<xsl-list-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >  > >  >  > Just read the relevant W3 Specs and any good XSLT book.
> >
> > >  >
> > >  >  You could reply with that to any question...
> > >  >
> > >  not really, the relevant W3 specs are not meant to be read by users
> > >  of the language but implementors.
> > >
> >
> > While user-friendliness is often not a goal, no such specification
> > forbids anyone from reading it, and users with a grain of curiosity
> > usually do.
> >
> Friends --
> I hadn't realized quite how acrimonious this discussion had become. CALM
> Name-calling is unhelpful, and unwelcome on XSL-List. By that I mean that
> implying that users who don't read specifications don't have "a grain of
> curiosity" is rude. In my opinion, it is also untrue. There are a lot of
> users who have no interest in ploughing through specifications, but who
> become expert on using the specified language and the tools that implement
> it - because they have been curious about how they work, and have spent
> considerable time learning that.
> If there is substance to this discussion, please continue it without casting
> aspersions on people who may have different interests and backgrounds to
> your own. If you cannot discuss people and their varying levels of expertise
> and interest respectfully, please drop this thread.
> Thank you.
> -- Tommie
>   (who really didn't get out of bed this morning expecting
>     to play list-Mommie)
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