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From: <bettylogic@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2008 10:38:16 -0400
To: public-html-comments@W3c.org
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I read with despair plans to again change web standards to HTML 5.0.

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I am writing as one of the millions of us who have adopted web design for our own personal hobby pursuits. Since starting to design pages in 1998, I (and we) have been threatened with having our pages originally created using the 3.2 standard as no longer being rendered correctly. Many have stayed with the 3.2 standard while some of us were convinced to recode our pages.

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As such I've gone through such a conversion and have changed almost 400 of my over 500 pages to meet the 4.01 Strict Standard.? Those that I haven't include javascript and applets (don't use applet, use object; don't use codebase, use URI?)?which I am at a loss to?even understand much less?change to meet the 4.01 standard.? Please?don't upset the applecart yet again.? I would be totally devastated to see my pages not render correctly by a small group of individuals who have no more desire to make things easier for all, but only themselves.

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What I am asking, not for just myself, but for the millions of us who love designing pages for fun and for many whose lives have been enriched by it, please don't make changes to the degree that we can no longer use the web for our hobbist pursuits.? Please, please give us something to hold on to.? I spend 20 hours a week designing; it's all I have in my life.? Please don't take away the only pleasure I have because I am 61 years old?and trying to understand all the technical gobbledy gook is just too, too much.

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Please leave the standards alone . . . . please . . .. please.? And if there is someone in your group who would be so kind as to help me modify all these javascripts and applets so they meet the 4.01 Strict standards, I would appreciate their volunteering.

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Betty Malheiro

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