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Re: Proposed Design Principles review

From: Maurice <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 10:04:34 -0400
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C2577B32.2280%maurice@thymeonline.com>

On 4/26/07 10:47 PM, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> Consider that microsoft.com, google.com, and cnn.com are all
> non-conforming today. I don't think we could even consider a change that
> made browsers change their renderings of those pages.

Would we ever be able to find out why they chose to stick with non
conforming code even though the current standards have been well supported
for a couple years now?

I'm sure at some point in our lifetime one of these sites may have a
redesign (mtv.com just had one). What reasons would these sites authors give
for continuing to use broken code 5 years from now in a redesign?

I know other (inexperienced) authors who haven't made the move to standards
say that many things that have been removed or made invalid or illegal make
it harder for them to do simple, common things. The most common complaint
I've heard is no longer being allowed by the spec to use target="_blank" to
open a new window. Of course if I point out they should use Javascript, they
point out that I previously pointed out that they should always consider the
experience of users who have javascript turned off...and it all goes in
circles...

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