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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 20:07:09 +0100
Message-Id: <75E2619F-4631-4704-9692-300C0DB0D22B@gmail.com>
Cc: matt@builtfromsource.com, public-html@w3.org
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>


On 3 May 2007, at 18:07, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

>
> On May 2, 2007, at 2:10 PM, Gareth Hay wrote:
>
>> I'm not trying to make lives easier on any side.
>> The web is a mess, even you concede this point with your rantings  
>> about external advertising content.
>> Do you want it to continue like this? or do you want to pro- 
>> actively fix it?
>
> What's the point of "fixing the web" if it doesn't make anyone's  
> lives easier? This is a totally serious question - a lot of people  
> seem to be advocating the forcing of valid markup regardless of  
> whether it helps or hurts people. Surely the reason for abstract  
> goals like use of conforming markup is to have good concrete effects.
>
It only hurts the lazy, or the uneducated author. Either can change  
easily.
I'm not advocating we make HTML rocket science or brain surgery, it  
doesn't have to be hard, at the moment it /is/ hard because it id  
broken, new authors find broken ways of doing things and see nothing  
wrong "because it works".

Gareth
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2007 19:07:20 GMT

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