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Re: Paving Cowpaths

From: Bruce Boughton <bruce@bruceboughton.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 15:24:07 +0100
Message-ID: <46544E87.3090905@bruceboughton.me.uk>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>, Simon Wiffen <simon.wiffen@sense.co.uk>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>
> On Wed, 23 May 2007 15:11:42 +0200, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) 
> <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:
>> Simon Wiffen wrote:
>>> Whoops, meant to reply all on this
>>> ---
>>>  Hmm well I've been working commercially for 9 years and I hand code 
>>> in a text editor including hand coding elements such as ampersands, 
>>> as do my colleagues so I wouldn't assume that this statement is 
>>> accurate.
>>
>> And the code that you and your colleagues produce is nice,
>> which is good to see.  Sadly you are an endangered minority ...
>
> What do you base that on?
>
>
I believe HTML is so widely used that we cannot classify how it is 
written as being a minority, since even if it were true statistically, 
it would be likely that the so called minority would contain a huge 
number of people. 

It is my experience that a lot of HTML is hand-written --- some of it is 
well-formed and adheres to the spec and some of it doesn't.  Likewise 
much HTML is generated, either by a program on the user's computer, such 
as Dreamweaver, by a web-based content management system, such as blog 
software, or by a web-based formatting language, such as BBCode or Textile.

We need to embrace all methods of authoring code.  Sadly this is what 
makes this group's work so complex.

Bruce
Received on Wednesday, 23 May 2007 14:24:33 UTC

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