Who started "INvalidated HTML!"?

Dan Connolly (connolly@w3.org)
Fri, 13 Mar 1998 10:13:37 -0600

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Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 10:13:37 -0600
From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Who started "INvalidated HTML!"?

I just found a fairly elaborate web site that seems
completely devoted to complaining about the differences
between the draft version of HTML 3.2 and the
final HTML 3.2 Recommendation.

It would seem a more simple and effective to just
follow the instructions on the draft and send their
comments to www-html and/or www-html-editor. As
far as I know, we never heard from them.

They don't give any contact information. Anybody
know how to reach them?


The Problem

      The final draft version of Wilbur lived from August 1996 to
January 1997.
      Many authors validated their work to that standard, believing in
good faith
      that they were validating to a standard that was indeed a

      But when W3C "went final" on the Wilbur standard in January, they
      changed it in some fairly significant ways at the last minute.
      types may be curious about the details of these changes.) 

      Then too, for all the last-minute changes made to Wilbur, every
one of
      these changes will almost certainly be un-done in the next version
      HTML (codenamed Cougar). 

Dan Connolly