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Re: Why Microsoft's authoritative=true won't work and is a bad idea

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2008 09:30:07 +0200
Message-ID: <4873177F.4000909@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Jul 2008, David Morris wrote:
>> Having invalid content of other forms noted as well would enable better 
>> overall quality.
> 
> This isn't a particularly new idea; the main problem with it is that the 
> indicator would basically be always showing. Some _conservative_ estimates 
> put the number of pages with *syntax errors alone* in the 90% range. If 
> you add things like Content-Type errors, other HTTP problems, attribute 
> value errors, CSS errors, scripting errors, etc, the number is likely so 
> close to 100% that frankly the user will just wonder why his browser is 
> sad all the time. (It would be interesting to see if anyone could actually 
> find a Web page with more than 10kb of total content that is not in any 
> way affiliated with the person who found it and that had absolutely no 
> errors of any kind. I'm not convinced there are any.)

The important point here is that the *page developers* should be able to 
detect the errors.

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 8 July 2008 07:30:54 GMT

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