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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 17:36:59 +0200
Message-ID: <46375E9B.8060407@design-noir.de>
To: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>
CC: W3C List <public-html@w3.org>, "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>

Gareth Hay schrieb:
>> I find it funny that technically advanced individuals in this very 
>> mailing list break up our nice threads again and again. What do you 
>> think, Gareth, should the server just have rejected your mail?
> 
> I suppose I'm not technically advanced enough to understand the point 
> you are making here Dao.

See <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007May/0040.html>:
"In reply to" is missing. IMHO that violates our (admittedly unwritten) 
protocol, yet your mail wasn't rejected and I was able to read it. That 
was just an example for fault tolerance, and why it's needed.

>> See, people aren't perfect, especially those who author HTML. User 
>> Agents will have to accept ill-formed mark-up. Advanced authors who 
>> want/need strictness and/or extensibility can chose the XHTML 
>> derivative (by that I don't mean XHTML2).
> 
> To address the point I do understand, I agree, no one is perfect, but 
> are you really suggest something akin to using a C compiler to take some 
> pseudo code input and attempt to produce executable code, by hook or crook?

Maybe in the future. Until today, average Jane doesn't produce programs, 
but she does have a blog or a myspace page.

--Dao
Received on Tuesday, 1 May 2007 15:37:10 GMT

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