To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Browsers and syntax errors (Was: Captions for Figures...) In-Reply-To: Your message of "Fri, 10 Mar 1995 08:24:03 +0500." <9503101314.AA07245@flame.falch.no> Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 15:05:30 +0900 From: "Phillip M. Hallam-Baker" <email@example.com> Message-Id: <95Mar10.firstname.lastname@example.org> >Making browsers forgiving about HTML syntax errors, instead of giving >good user feedback, is probably the gravest error committed by the >browser writers. Making the browsers tolerant is essential. Otherwise they would fail on all sorts of unexpected bugs in automated scripts. Synthesising correct HTML all the time is very tricky. The solution is for people to use Arena which comes up with a Bad HTML flag when is gets rubbish. This will at least ensure that the companies are keen to have correct HTMl since it gives a bad image if their HTML is buggy. Do you think Microsoft will want to handle the complaint from their users if their Word add in keeps lighting up the bad HTML flag? Same for the other vendors. Phill.