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Re: Browser compatibility with implementation bugs (fwd)

From: MegaZone <megazone@megazone.org>
Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 17:44:05 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <199805200044.RAA03014@shell4.ba.best.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Once upon a time Victoria Rosenfeld shaped the electrons to say...
>Uh, ok, as the voice of John & Joan Anybody, who *gives* a crap(!) about
>things being SGML compliant. Oh, you "real" authors can bandy it about all

Lots of corporations and the government to start.  If you don't make
things compliant, they don't interoperate well.  If they don't interoperate
well you might as well pack up and go home, and give up on the web now.

If it isn't SGML compliant you screw yourself over - it won't work with
CSS properly, and you can do things in CSS you have no other way to do.
It will not work properly with the emerging DOM, and other new technologies.
And it won't translate well into XML if/when support for that grows.

Do it SGML compliant now and save yourself needless headaches tomorrow.

Authors who create non-compliant code are starting to find out they can't
do the latest things, and are becoming less competitive.  As standards like
CSS and DOM continue to take hold, they'll either learn to do it right or
start drying up.

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