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Re: Tag Soup (was: FW: XHTML)

From: Frank Boumphrey <bckman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 11:31:58 -0500
Message-ID: <007d01bf3dab$ee0e9be0$3caddccf@preferreduser>
To: "PARIGI,MOHAN (NON-HP-PaloAlto,ex1)" <mohan_parigi@nonhp-am.exch.hp.com>, "'Dave Raggett'" <dsr@w3.org>, "Jelks Cabaniss" <jelks@jelks.nu>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
The value of a standard is that if one writes to that standard there should
be a guarentee that your work will be displayeed as intended.

If you write tag-soup it may or may not be displayed depending ot the
browser and the brand of soup you are writing with!

Of course we all know that implementers don't fully implement the standards,
(See www.webstandards.org) but they are getting better!

----- Original Message -----
From: PARIGI,MOHAN (NON-HP-PaloAlto,ex1) <mohan_parigi@nonhp-am.exch.hp.com>
To: 'Dave Raggett' <dsr@w3.org>; Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@jelks.nu>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, December 03, 1999 10:54 AM
Subject: RE: Tag Soup (was: FW: XHTML)

> > Dave Raggett sagte:
> > In any event, few people have expressed a common need for such a spec.
> > Discussions over time in the various HTML working groups have tended
> > to be prescriptive, focussing on how people should write rather that
> > what they do write in practice. Browser implementers are required to
> > take a more pragmatic view though, and the existing specs are just
> > the tip of the iceberg.
> In this respect, the evolution of HTML reflects real life. People's
> evolves; the grammer follows.
> Mohan Parigi
Received on Friday, 3 December 1999 11:22:40 UTC

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