Re: Browsers and syntax errors (Was: Captions for Figures...)

Steinar Bang (steinarb@falch.no)
Mon, 13 Mar 95 08:54:43 +0100


Date: Mon, 13 Mar 95 08:54:43 +0100
Message-Id: <9503130754.AA07634@flame.falch.no>
From: Steinar Bang <steinarb@falch.no>
To: hurleyj@arachnaut.org
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-html@www10.w3.org>
Subject: Re: Browsers and syntax errors (Was: Captions for Figures...)
In-Reply-To: <199503101600.AA14268@foxtrot.rahul.net>

>>>>> Jim Hurley <hurleyj@arachnaut.org> writes:
> Steinar Bang <steinarb@falch.no>:

>> Making browsers forgiving about HTML syntax errors, instead of giving
>> good user feedback, is probably the gravest error committed by the
>> browser writers.

> I think I disagree. It follows from the network pricipal of being
> liberally in what ones accepts and cautious in what one sends.

But you *never* do thisl, when being liberal results in breaking the
programs handling of a correct response. This is what happens with
HTML. 

- Steinar