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Re: A Compromise to the Versioning Debate

From: Alexander Graf <a.graf@aetherworld.org>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 13:39:52 +0200
Message-Id: <78E5A914-1FC9-44EA-A99D-40B3E338A221@aetherworld.org>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net>

On 15.04.2007, at 13:31, Kornel Lesinski wrote:

> Because, depending on definition of incompetence, it might be more  
> than a half of all web developers (judging by number of quirks-mode  
> sites, ill-formed 'XHTML', etc.).

The question remains, why care about them? You don't care about  
incompetent lawyers, doctors, ... so why care about incompetent web  
developers? That has always bugged me.

> And incompetent web developers aren't just limited to myspace  
> users, you can easily find on-line banking websites that are locked  
> into particular version of IE.

Of course. So, again, why care about them? If you force banks to hire  
COMPETENT web developers, wouldn't that help everybody?

> Making HTML harder won't stop incompetent developers from trying.  
> It will just make developers' lives harder and increase cost of web  
> development.

I don't see where it will get any harder than it already is....

- Alexander Graf

Received on Sunday, 15 April 2007 11:41:00 GMT

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