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Re: A Compromise to the Versioning Debate

From: Magnus Kristiansen <magnusrk+w3c@pvv.org>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 13:47:30 +0200
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.tqtppgh5e26bmd@tzeentch.studby.ntnu.no>

On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 13:31:59 +0200, Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net>  
wrote:

>
> On Sun, 15 Apr 2007 12:02:12 +0100, Alexander Graf  
> <a.graf@aetherworld.org> wrote:
>
>>> The majority of incompetent web developers use tutorials and copy/
>>> paste script, use frameworks and anything premade.
>>>
>>> Given such switch, frameworks will require it and will only tell
>>> you "please copy/paste the following line at the beginning of the
>>> HTML page". They'll spare the details, if you know what I mean.
>>>
>>> It is inevitable, given the switch, we will end up with tons of
>>> documents relying on buggy behaviour in IE.next. IE n+1 will break
>>> those pages if it doesn't add yet another switch.
>>
>> Why even care about incompetent web developers?
>
> 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.).
>
> 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.

The people writing pages in quirks mode are not really relevant to the  
discussion, because quirks mode is already a "frozen standard" so to say.  
This doesn't mean there aren't incompetent developers responsible for the  
other 50% of pages, of course.

-- 
Magnus Kristiansen
"Don't worry; the Universe IS out to get you."
Received on Sunday, 15 April 2007 11:47:37 GMT

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