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From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 22:10:42 -0400
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I have just read that and I thought it will be good to remember in 
these days that we hear about many alternate developments. We have to 
be very careful in every choices we make. All of them will have 
consequences.

"""
I hate working with HTML. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy page layout. I've 
spent many happy hours behind the wheel of Quark Xpress and when I put 
together my first web site I was convinced it would be just like 
creating a brochure in Quark. I wasn't alone in this delusion. When the 
appeal of the world-wide-web became apparent to the masses every design 
house in the country added web design to their list of services without 
a second thought. The web promises so much, and from the point of view 
of a designer it has yet to deliver. I can design a page that looks 
splendid on my Microsoft browser only to discover with horror that I 
left a quote mark out and Netscape has been rendering my pages with 
neon green backgrounds. (if this page looks really bad on your browser 
please, let me know) The rift left by the browser war between Netscape 
and Microsoft is still felt with every html tag we type.
"""

The rest is at http://www.photo-mark.com/articles/database/

-- 
Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager
*** Be Strict To Be Cool ***

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