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Re: Guessing "correct" character set (was: [CSS21] response to issue 115 (and 44))

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 07:23:20 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200402240723.i1O7NKK01337@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> stylesheet because it was corrupted. If the user agent clearly 
> informs the user that the page cannot be fully rendered because the 
> page contains errors, nobody is going to blame the user agent.

People complain about lynx when it complains about invalid HTML,
and lynx users are normally slightly more technically sophisticated
than normal users.

As another example, when I was at university, the person who did the
statistics package advice for the computing service remarked that
people seemed to prefer a particular package because it didn't
issue warnings about ill conditioned data when doing multi-variable
fitting; they chose the package that didn't warn and just gave
results that were not statistically valid, but did "fit" the large
number of parameters in their model.
Received on Tuesday, 24 February 2004 02:23:22 UTC

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