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Re: W3C Home page switched to full CSS layout

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 17:04:49 -0000
Message-ID: <026701c29c80$6bfd3b20$ca969dc3@emedia.co.uk>
To: <public-evangelist@w3.org>
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Dom Wrote:

>W3C switched today its home page to a full CSS layout instead of the
>previous table-based one. See:

I'm very disappointed to see that it begins:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="us-ascii"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"

Firstly of course, it's XHTML, so SHOULD be being served as
application/xhtml+xml but is not. How do we evangelise W3C Notes if even
the W3 ignore the SHOULDs they contain?

Given that the bad decision has been made, the next thing to disappoint
is the inclusion of the XML PI against the warning in Appendix C, showing
this text garbage to people using modern HTML viewers for no reason at
all (ascii being a subset of utf-8, so it adds nothing) makes it seem
that to be valid and compliant excludes many modern User Agents.

Beyond that, in what way is W3C an Acronym? Why are classes being used as
purely presentational not semantic classes (e.g <span
class="invisible"> )

Also, what's the point of:
Received on Thursday, 5 December 2002 12:06:28 UTC

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