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Re: Core syntax error handling

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 20:57:22 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200303072057.h27KvMI01387@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> If user agents implement strict error handling, authors will be far less
> likely to continue generating errors and far more likely to fix existing

Only true if all do, or if the one that does has overwhelming market
dominance (which might just be true of one now).

Unfortunately, in a market that is working properly, the likely result
is that the browser that accepts the broken CSS will gain market share,
as most users *and* authors are unaware of what the specifications say
(most HTML and CSS constructs are cut and pasted) and will treat a
failure to render on one, but not another, as a bug in the former.
Received on Friday, 7 March 2003 19:11:18 UTC

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