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Re: Re: Clarification needed on ALT/TITLE tooltips

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 10:26:43 +0200 (MEST)
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <23327.1057134403@www52.gmx.net>

> > and he refused to even look at the w3c standards
> > and instead wanted to see a guide that
> > was easier to understand. He's not a web developer,
> > he's a meteoroligst student,

I think that this is quite normal, since everyone starts with small steps.
Nowadays, the only difference is that beginners (or unexperienced developers)
have less opportunities to get a job and to move on, finding their own way to
write reasonable and (W3C) standard conform code (although I know that some
people will never).

> Book publishers are in a commercial world and need to supply what people
> want, not what is good for them.

Absolutely right... But thank God, there are still some specialized houses
publishing neither guidelines how to use Frontpage nor showing how to
integrate a nice DHTML menu, and there are even some sites using strict and working
code and even performing the balancing act between browser / backwards
compatibility and valid source code.

By the way, I guess there are not only a few people only demanding for a
simple (and for some people unprofessional) book which is part of their learning
strategy... first getting to know the matter, and then improving style. --
Me, I wouldn't namely buy, say, a XYZ Smalltalk book offering me 'Hello World'
and showing me some code snippets, but I wouldn't start checking the source
code of the language, either. I'd learn iteratively, like everybody does.


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