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The Browsers and Validation

From: Kevin Berkheiser <KBerk@Bigfoot.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 23:02:21 -0500 (EST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <000c01be45bb$f88ddc40$0200a8c0@mimbar>
Hello,

I am one of those new web developers that is disgusted with the inaccurate
claims of compatibility web browsers designers are making.

For example,
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/Ie/Info/techdocs/ie401compare.asp
Microsoft claims that IE 4.01 implements CSS1 fully.  This is inaccurate,
all you have to do is look at this
http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/Test/current/sec5526c-test.htm to know that.

This is my suggestion:  Microsoft has come out with a "Designed for
Windows 98 and Windows NT" logo.  The W3C has come out with the great
looking Valid HTML 4 logo and the CSS logo.  I think we need the W3C
(since they are vender neutral)  to come out with a "Designed with 100%
CSS Level 1 Compliance" logo, as well as one for HTML 4 and CSS Level 2.
This logo needs to be easily obtained, for example, if the browser
successfully and accurately completes the W3C CSS test suit, they should
be authorized to display the CSS Level 1 logo on their products web site
and print it on the retail box.  I think you get the idea.

We really need the 5.0 browsers to accurately render CSS , HTML so web
developers can stop coding their pages for all the inaccuracies in the
user agents.

Anyhow, that is my idea.  The latest Mozilla binaries look like they are
hitting CSS Level 1 really well, hope MS fixes this in IE5 before it is
released.

Thanks

Kevin Berkheiser

Received on Thursday, 21 January 1999 23:09:32 GMT

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