Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 10:37:40 +0100 (BST) From: Rude Boy <L.Willis@comp.brad.ac.uk> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Netscape doin' their own thang .. In-Reply-To: <199606132322.QAA08653@server.livingston.com> Message-Id: <Pine.SOL.3.91.960614103451.5508Cemail@example.com> On Thu, 13 Jun 1996, MegaZone wrote: > Once upon a time Rude Boy shaped the electrons to say... > >> Whilst this is quite clever defensive code it does mean that anyone > >> who writes their pages always using <!-- ... > to delimit quotes will > >> have their pages carrying on working and so be unresponsive to requests > >> to fix it. > >Yet another example of Netscape doing their own little thing and ignoring > >specs ?? > > Actually in this case they seem to have done some clever error checking. > If you write to the spec it works. At least it doesn't terminate on the > first '>' all the time. > Yeah, OK, so if you write as per spec then everything's fine and dandy, but I don't think that encouraging people to write non-standard HTML (Which is what you do if one of the most popular browsers will let you do it no questions asked ...) is a very responsible thing to do as in the end it's just gonna lead to huge confusion and vast tracts of web-land being un-readable etc. etc. All in my humble opinion folks so don't get _too_ aggro ... Lee.