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Re: Why bother?

From: Andrew McFarland <andrew.mcfarland@unite.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 09:21:40 +0000
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At 21:59 23/02/2002 -0500, Jelks Cabaniss wrote:
>This is 2002 (not 1994), which makes one wonder whether this whole thing
>isn't just a giant parody of hypocrisy (at best)...

In any organization with more than one person there will be different 
opinions. Almost certainly, all the W3 member organizations have people who 
go for HTML that `works' rather than HTML that is valid. It just takes one 
of them to have the influence to add improperly nested elements or invalid 
attributes and the homepage isn't valid any more. It sucks, but its life.

Attempting to reach W3 standards is still a good idea though. If you aim 
for perfection, 90% is still pretty good.


Andrew McFarland
UNITE Solutions
Received on Monday, 25 February 2002 04:23:10 UTC

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