Apache mailing lists are populated by pretty friendly people. Like Ken said,
not all of our mailboxes can easily absorb the hit of monster files and the
download time for dialup folks is significant; that being said, you're
reacting pretty well to the outcry and that'll stand you in good stead. :-)

Small snippets of source (FO and/or XML + XSLT, up to complete files as long
as they're not more than a few K in size) are cool. We welcome those because
they help us reproduce problems.

As far as the rest of the net etiquette goes, you may get pointed to various
sources. All of them boil down to this - most of us are volunteers with real
jobs doing other things, typically in software development. We have FAQs
(Frequently Asked Questions) available, there are mailing list archives,
there is the XSL specification, and there is the rest of the Web with lots
of resources, so what we really like to see are well-posed questions that
say: "OK, I've tried this, and this, and this, already...here's where I'm at
now, and here's the output showing what actually happened, and this is how
it is different from what I expected...can you help?"

You do that and by and large, maybe not right away, we'll address your
question. Cheerfully.

Arved Sandstrom

-----Original Message-----
From: Woods, John T. [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: March 20, 2002 8:08 PM
Subject: RE: Error

To all the fop-users. I want to apologize for sending the large files over
the internet. I am new to the whole user group thing and am learning how
this net ettiquete works. Please accept my apologies and I look forward to
working more profesionally with you guys in the future. :-)

John Woods

-----Original Message-----
From: Arved Sandstrom [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 2:12 PM
Subject: RE: Error

Hey, Ken, those of us on _cable_ connections aren't exactly impressed by
giant emails either. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: G. Ken Holman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: March 20, 2002 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: Error

Would you please *stop* sending 1Mb files over email?  Those of us on
dial-up connections and small ISP mail boxes can really get burned and it
isn't netiquette to almost wipe us out with repeated mailings of this size.


..................... Ken

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