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Re: A Compromise to the Versioning Debate

From: Denis Boudreau (WebConforme) <dboudreau@webconforme.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 10:48:25 -0400
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <0A42F252-CEDF-499F-BF2A-8486F38CB820@webconforme.com>

Morning again,

>> Why even care about incompetent web developers? I don't want to  
>> start a discussion about the trade but seriously, being a web  
>> developer requires some skill that a lot of people just don't  
>> have. Catering for them and trying to make HTML as simple as  
>> possible so that these people won't have any problems is just weird.
>
> +1 (or 10, or 100, or whatever it takes to really emphasise that I  
> agree fully with the above).

While I also fully agree with this (I guess I'd have to +1000 it), it  
remains a good question snce there will mot likely ALWAYS be more  
incomptent web authors than there will be comptenent ones. Not just  
because people don't read the specs in our field, but because in  
every trade, for every people that excel at what they do, there is an  
army of others who just don't care enough to dig a little deeper than  
what is expected from them.

So, maybe, just maybe - and whether we like it or not - cleaning up  
the web has to go through simplifying the tool we put in the  
developer's hands.

--
Denis Boudreau,
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