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Re: The argument for |bugmode| (was Re: If we have versioning, it should be in an attribute, not the doctype)

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 13:54:37 +0900
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To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>


Le 19 avr. 2007  10:18, Lachlan Hunt a crit :
> Many authors, particularly those in the web standards community,  
> have been promoting and using HTML 4.01 Strict DOCTYPEs expecting  
> that it would always be standards mode in every browser; and it  
> seems that it will be in all but IE.

Hmmm we do not know the same it seems ;)
1. Many of the web developers and web designers I know have been  
promoting XHTML 1.0 Strict.
2. Many of the teachers I know have been promoting XHTML 1.0 Strict  
(easier to teach).
3. I know *some* vocal bloggers who are doing Web development  
promoting HTML 4.01 Strict.

We have always to be careful of our own community shadows.

> What right do you have to speak for web developers?

Before you ask me the question too ;) I have been teaching and  
working in Web design agencies.
Nobody has the right to speak for others (except when mandated). We  
can only point to materials (blog posts, forums, mails, ).

> You should not presume you know what authors want, especially  
> without actually asking or even listening to them when they tell  
> you directly!

If we talk about authors in the general sense of it. Most of them  
don't know HTML at all.

-- 
Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
   QA Weblog - http://www.w3.org/QA/
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