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RE: Paving Cowpaths

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 09:28:33 -0700
To: "Dailey, David P." <david.dailey@sru.edu>, Debi Orton <oradnio@gmail.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5C276AFCCD083E4F94BD5C2DA883F05A27DC35244C@tk5-exmlt-w600.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>

David P. Dailey wrote:
>In my mind there are sorta two different things that a spec provides (and probably more):
>
>1. Instructions to folks who make browsers
>
>2. Instructions to folks who make web pages

As much as I'd love to subscribe to this philosophy, David, I think the problem is that the folks who make web pages (to make a gross generalization) don't read the HTML spec except as a last resort.  They type into Notepad (or similar text editor).  The browser is their error-checker.

-Chris
Received on Monday, 21 May 2007 16:29:08 GMT

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