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Re: summary of resolutions from last 2 days

From: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 09:16:11 -0700
Message-ID: <42B0544B.1020709@w3.org>
To: "Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG)" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG) wrote:

>if u declare a dtd and not respect it, it's a dtd violation: br is an example and if people said: "why it's wrong" means that they don't know what they are doing.
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And how many producers of HTML content know what a DTD is? Less than 
half. Less than a quarter. I'd say 10% is generous.

The very problem is that we are living in a world where HTML producers 
"don't know what they are doing."

>As Joe said, we are in application/xhtml+xml era, and for application/xml markup conformance is required for correct representation. Web (html) is the only language that authorize representation of non-conformed content (except of mosaic).
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We're not in an application/xhtml+xml world while the 85% majority 
browser chokes on it.

How did the Web become popular? It was because ordinary people learned 
they could do it. Most of them have never figured out what a doctype is. 
Most of them have no idea what CSS is, or that it can do more than set 
fonts and colors. Many of us are years ahead of them in terms of what we 
know about current practice. And that's okay, for now. But we don't have 
the power to turn the world around to match our requirements. If we try 
to do that, all we will do is make unreasonable requirements which 
organizations and governments will ignore. Validity at level 1 is 
counterproductive to our larger goal of increasing the amount of Web 
content that is reasonably accessible.

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