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

From: Andrew Fedoniouk <andrew.fedoniouk@live.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 22:08:27 -0700
Message-ID: <BLU165-ds14472328EF312E930ED95F82A0@phx.gbl>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Cc: "www-style list" <www-style@w3.org>
>-----Original Message----- 
>From: Tab Atkins Jr.
>Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 4:14 PM
>To: Christoph Paper
>Cc: www-style list
>Subject: Re: [css3-gcpm] Printing backgrounds (thread reboot)
>On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 4:07 PM, Christoph Paper
><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.

+1 and yet ...

Wearing one of my hats: art of management is just a talent
of creation systems of motivations for your subordinates.
(do not remember where I read this statement)

I mean that if UAs were strict enough in this subject and show
"Invalid document" instead of making attempts of rendering it we
would live with better content.

Or at least some sort of "shame on you" watermark, huh?

In the same way as browsers visualize broken certificate now.
Authors would be motivated to produce something reliable...
Too extreme?

Andrew Fedoniouk

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