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The Re wars (slightly off topic)

From: Ben Badgley <badge_one@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 11:02:46 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <19990119160242.27516.qmail@hotmail.com>
To: www-html@w3.org
I have not posted due what I'm refering to as the "Re-wars".
These wars are over trivial things such as hiding HTML soource, 
downlaodable fonts ect.
I being a budding webmaster over the past three years have learned 
several hard lessons. Firstly no one cares what you think about design 
stanards, it all has to trendy.
To that I need I nearly killed myse (seriously) with stress trying to 
keep up. My fiance had a stern talking with me as I was having what felt 
to be a heart attack. It was not but rather it was a severe anxiety 
attack brought on by stress.
I keep running into the brick wall effect out here in the world at 
large. It seems that intellegence is frowned upon greatly and out of 
this I've become antisocial. Yet I would like to tell you this.
As I suffered from the brick wall of rejections, it occured to me that I 
must not have learned for the past 4 to 5 years for any reason.
So I decided that 1999 would be far better, no stress or at least very 
little of it. I went back to basics, relearned it all. Guess what ladies 
and gents? I found balance. I am a web master, I have nothing to prove 
to anyone but myself. I also found out William Strunk is correct in his 
usage of the outline essay format.
it translates well when held to TBL's styleguide for hyper text.
Hm, device independence who would have thought it.
Those "older" ideals of the vanguard still function quite well.
I use a snippit of javascript here and thee still, don't get me wrong 
I'm not totally against the "new and improved" yet I feel it has it's 
place as with all things.
So downloadable fonts? Why, when your message should be clear enough 
without them? Hiding source code which can be done with PGP quite 
effectivily...Why? It goes against the spirit of freedom of information 
that the intern/web is suppoused to be about.
Well I've rambled enough, I have code to fool with.
If you wan check out http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Lofts/4940/index.html
I think you'll enjoy.


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