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Re: [css3-gcpm] Printing backgrounds (thread reboot)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:14:06 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDCPi6T1AHhRfqCfqRBOz1tRp0uUiszun1HX6OhV1dqq6g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Christoph Päper
<christoph.paeper@crissov.de> wrote:
> Tab Atkins Jr.:
>> At that point we'll be sure that we can't trust authors,
>
> If we can learn anything from Google’s success or from charset and mediatype sniffing, it is that *we cannot trust authors* (or at least we cannnot, usually, trust their explicit markup and meta data better than implicit information gathered by advanced heuristics). It’s sad, but we’re human after all.
>
> That’s said with my author’s hat on, wearing glasses of a sociopsychologist.

You can't necessarily extrapolate from those in general.  Those became
polluted because there was no feedback when it was done wrong.  We
*are*, in general, able to trust data tied to noticeable feedback.

~TJ
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