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Re: stupid

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 13:45:21 -0700
Message-Id: <p05111b06b989a9b696b2@[192.168.123.158]>
To: "Michael Kerner" <irishllama@hotmail.com>, site-comments@w3.org

Michael Kerner wrote:

>  Your validation for HTML is so stupid!  I made a page of my owen and your
>  site found hundreds of things that make NO difference if they were there or
>  not.  No one cares about using "proper technique" because it works anyway
>  and users don't look at the sites code.  Start concentrating on doing
>  things that help people.

Thank you for writing. I hope that this page at the Web Design Group
will help explain some of the reasons why HTML validation has always
been important. For example, pieces of an invalid HTML page can be
invisible for the user in some browsers. I daresay invalid HTML can
cause a bad user experience and at times can result in data loss.

http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/validator/reasons.html

Best wishes,
-- 
Susan Lesch           http://www.w3.org/People/Lesch/
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Received on Wednesday, 21 August 2002 16:45:24 GMT

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