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RE: Make Microsoft follow the spec.

From: Dave J Woolley <david.woolley@bts.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 16:12:54 -0000
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB50102A4FC@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
> From:	Zoltan Hawryluk [SMTP:zoltan@netcom.ca]
> 
> Why are you relying on your browser to force you to write good code?
> IMHO,
> a standard states how the code should be written to do a specific task,
> not
> what happens if a person writes code badly.
> 
	[DJW:]  This is a psychology question, not a personal one.

	The fact is that most people writing HTML have never seen a
	standard (and from the looks of many books, most text book 
	authors have either never seen one or failed to understand it).

	This is true not just for the web.  Relatively few people
	read source documents for standards of any type, even though
	they claim to implement them.  Source documents tend to be 
	considered too technical, and, although not the case for most
	web standards, are often very expensive documents. 
>   [DJW:]  
> 
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