Re: [dnsext] BOF on variants for ICANN San Francisco

Doug Barton <> Sun, 13 March 2011 00:17 UTC

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On 03/12/2011 15:39, John Levine wrote:
>> ... or, it's an opportunity to ask the question, "What do you mean by
>> 'work the same?'"
> They may well not know.  ("I mean the user should see the same
> thing.")  That's why it could be useful to try and tease out what
> their intuition is, e.g., what appears in a browser and so forth.

I think we're talking about more or less the same thing. My point is 
simply that "What do you mean by that?" is likely to get a better 
response than "Let me tell you why what you just said makes no sense at 
all."  Obviously that's an extreme version, and I'm _not_ implying that 
this is how you personally would approach the situation. OTOH I have 
seen others from the technorati approach similar situations in just that 
manner, to the detriment of all concerned.



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