Re: Browsers and syntax errors

Maurizio Codogno (mau@beatles.cselt.stet.it)
Fri, 10 Mar 1995 16:22:42 --100


Date: Fri, 10 Mar 1995 16:22:42 --100
From: mau@beatles.cselt.stet.it (Maurizio Codogno)
Message-Id: <9503101522.AA11908@beatles.cselt.stet.it>
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
Subject: Re: Browsers and syntax errors 

% From: Steinar Bang <steinarb@falch.no>
% 
% > 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.
% 
% Depends on what you mean by tolerant. What I was referring to is the
% practice of quitely glossing over markup errors (such as missing
% closing quotes in attribute literal values), even at the cost of
% misinterpreting correct HTML. This is *bad* *bad* *bad*!

I found out that lynx is very untolerant, so I use it to spot errors in my
pages :-)

ciao, .mau.