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Re: HTML Validator Bug

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 21:26:45 -0700
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19991008212645.007c5aa0@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Cc: W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>, Nathan Miller <webpage@depere.k12.wi.us>
At 03:56 AM 10/09/1999 +0200, Terje Bless wrote:
>Not to be rude or anything, but this is somewhat frightening! A Member of
>the WaSP and WSP GAC is posting one of the top two FAQs on this list (the
>other being unescaped HTML entities in JavaScripts). Is this the kind of
>background knowledge you apply when you petition MS and NSCP for standars
>compliance?

Terje, the WSP is a large group, and being a member doesn't mean you
necessarily know much about web standards, just that you heard the
message and "believe."  Likewise, not all members of the HTML Writers
Guild are aware of all the details of the HTML standard either; it's
common for this to happen in any large organization.

I do admit it's very ironic, but at best it shows the lack of clear
understanding regarding these issues, and the need for better
education within the web development community; that's why I
personally participate in both the WSP's "edu" committee and the
HTML Writers Guild itself (which is wholly educational).

[The other answer regarding this would be that the WSP leadership
has repeatedly stated that web standards are things for browser
developers to follow, not web creators -- which is sadly obvious
if you look at most sites developed by members of the WSP steering
committee...]

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Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                   http://www.kynn.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet      http://www.idyllmtn.com/
Catch the web accessibility meme!                   http://aware.hwg.org/
Received on Saturday, 9 October 1999 00:51:21 GMT

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