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RE: error tolerance within amaya

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 13:38:58 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB53F3CA2@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: www-amaya@w3.org
> From:	John Russell [SMTP:VE3LL@RAC.CA]
> Sent:	Wednesday, September 08, 1999 1:17 PM
> 
> however BROWSERS should be error tolerant to allow the viewer
> to get the message even if there is a bit of noise in it.....
> 
	My understanding is that Amaya is an EDITOR with 
	browsing capabilities and it's primary aim is to 
	be a tool for generating valid HTML, not as a 
	competitor for commercial browsers.

> no the reason is that many do not validate at all ......
> how many people even use their spellcheckers when 
> virtually every wordprocessor and mail utility has them built in!
> 
	This is a question of words, I think.  But most
	people creating a page with Front Page, will view
	it with Internet Explorer, rather than putting it
	onto the web there and then.  It is that viewing
	with IE that constitutes their validation of the
	page - i.e. they are validating that it works with
	their favourite browser.  They may also "validate"
	with Netscape to get about 90% coverage of users.
Received on Wednesday, 8 September 1999 08:41:47 UTC

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