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RE: xhtml

From: Marcelo Perrone <mclist@terra.com.br>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 14:59:47 -0200
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <DEEBLBOFIOAODJCOGFDMCEGLCBAA.mclist@terra.com.br>
John, I am NOT speaking on behalf of W3C, but there is one thing I guess you
must notice:

W3 does NOT publish manuals but recommendations, not everything you read on
W3 will work on your browser for sure. Other companies like Microsoft and
Netscape may not follow some W3 recommendation and have their own set of
markup tags besides or instead of those recommended by the W3.

The thing is that W3 is followed by lots of companies and developers. Once
you write your code following the W3 specs and principles (check WAI) they
are much more likely to work in a wider range of platforms and devices (when
the case is XHTML and other stuff).

My advise:
1) After having a look at the W3 specs, go check Microsoft and Netscape
sites (for HTML mainly).
2) Forget about Dreamweaver for a while. Although its easier to work with,
its easier to get screwed and produce bad HTML and even worse javascript

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
> Of John Thomson
> Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 7:50 AM
> To: 'www-html@w3.org'
> Subject: xhtml
> I read your page http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/ with interest.
> I am self taught at html, largely from your html4.01 specification, and
> which I found easy to follow.
> Your xhtml and xhtml Basic specifications are not so easy to
> follow, because
> you are expected to know something about the subject already! A
> comprehensive specification, like html 4.01 would be better, or
> alternatively, many more links to the appropriate part of html 4.01 would
> do.
> One issue I have found (as an amateur) is that the html 4.01 guidance on
> maps didn't work. When I tried writing html maps following the examples I
> had no joy, but Dreamweaver somehow put them together
> differently, and they
> did.
> Also, and much more importantly, I have difficulty displaying
> objects - they
> seem to work on some computers but not others.  Images on the other hand
> always display if I use <img src="... !
> Any ideas?
> John Thomson
> SHAL Housing Limited
> 2 King Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3DG, UK
> Tel: 01278 444344       Fax: 01278 445610
> www.shal.org
> PLEASE NOTE there is no .uk in our address
Received on Wednesday, 31 January 2001 11:59:42 UTC

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