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RE: Why bother?

From: Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@jelks.nu>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 13:56:54 -0500
To: <www-html@w3.org>
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Andrew McFarland 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. 

"Works" and "Valid" aren't mutually exclusive! :)

But there is yet no killer app which *requires* valid (much less
well-formed) markup in web pages.  Until (and *if*!) there is, and the
Dreamweavers and Frontpages perceive such a need, valid markup will
remain the domain of an miniscule niche.

It also doesn't help in that

	a) SGML was deemed unwieldy for markup-for-the-web, and
	b) XML's foundations are being demolished and rebuilt as we
speak

It will be a long time coming before the Dawn. ...  :)


/Jelks
Received on Monday, 25 February 2002 13:57:34 GMT

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