Re: end tags...

Carl Morris (msftrncs@htcnet.com)
Tue, 24 Sep 1996 14:46:57 -0500


Message-Id: <199609242005.PAA19332@inet.htcnet.com>
From: "Carl Morris" <msftrncs@htcnet.com>
To: "Jonathan Rosenne" <100320.1303@CompuServe.COM>
Cc: "WWW HTML List" <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: end tags...
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 14:46:57 -0500

| Anyhow, I don't see why we should waste our time on people who insist
on hand
| coding HTML but are reluctant to learn the rules and when they get it
wrong want
| to cahnge the rules. After all, suitable tools are available.

WHAT!!!!!  Are you stating that you would like to remove the first
mission statement from the W3C's HTML goals...  A human
readable/writable language?  Most poeple who hand write do it
litterally to make sure that when the rules NEED to be broken they can
brake them, I am sick of using validators....  validate on 3.0 and it
gives you crap about all the things that keep lynx 2.1 in line...
validate on 2.0 for lynx and you can guess what happens...

The point to HTML is there never is a right way... or an absolute way
to get it done...  one browser's workings may screw up another...  I
try to get what authors I'll work with to correct any badly coded
things, but lynx 2.1 is out there and I can't even get my ISP to
replace it because they don't see a need for anyone to use it...  so it
will remain out there, and someone will use it...