Re: end tags...

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Tue, 24 Sep 1996 20:32:27 -0700 (PDT)

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Subject: Re: end tags...
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 20:32:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Lee Daniel Crocker" <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "MegaZone" at Sep 24, 96 06:17:23 pm

> >readable/writable language?  Most poeple who hand write do it
> >litterally to make sure that when the rules NEED to be broken they can
> They NEVER *need* to be broken IMHO.

Of course they do.  If you want clean information, you have to
take out things like physical markup and put them in style sheets--
but then your code won't validate, because the "CLASS" attribute
is not part of any existing DTD.  Of course we all know it will
be in the next one, but for now, you can write cleaner code by
violating the standard than by following it, and should, IMNSHO.

I also sympathize with complaints that HTML is 10 times more
complex than necessary, hopelessly ambiguous, unparseable, based
on a spec that isn't even legally publishable on the Web, and
not as expandable as it could be.  That doesn't mean I advocate
ignoring it, but let's not sweep all the complaints under the
rug and call the complainers uneducated; let's fix it.