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RE: error tolerance within amaya

From: Kalikow, Dan (RETG) <Dan.Kalikow@RETG.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 11:18:43 -0400
Message-ID: <C993C0B25859D211A27300805FFEC94A6D31F3@retcamexch01.lexis-nexis.com>
To: "'Benedetti White, Arthur D. - CIMS-2'" <adbenedettiwhite@bpa.gov>, "'www-amaya@w3.org'" <www-amaya@w3.org>
Sometimes it's enlightening (and a bit scary) to take a file saved in .HTM
format out of MS Office 2000 apps like Word or Excel and to drop it into a
validating syntax-directed editor.  Though I'm still learning my way around
SGML/HTML/XML validation, it appears to me that when they save as HTML,
these apps are not "expecting" Validating by anything other than themselves
or web browsers.
Cheers, Dan
-----Original Message-----
From: Benedetti White, Arthur D. - CIMS-2
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 1999 10:57 AM
To: 'www-amaya@w3.org'
Subject: RE: error tolerance within amaya

It Sounds like those people don't really know what Validation is then.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From:	Dave  J Woolley [SMTP:DJW@bts.co.uk]
> Sent:	Wednesday, September 08, 1999, 5:38:58
> > 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.
> ----- End Of Original Message -----
Received on Wednesday, 8 September 1999 11:17:42 UTC

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