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Re: when using validator is not sensible

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2001 21:20:28 +0100 (BST)
To: Yuri Generalov <yuri@cactus-books.com>
cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.21.0108162106100.569-100000@fenris.webthing.com>

On Thu, 9 Aug 2001, Yuri Generalov wrote:

>	 my webpages showed up
> differently in different browsers.

The only page that can even approach looking the same on all browsers
is an empty page.  The more you try and make pages "look the same",
the more likely it is to be completely unreadable to other people.

Indeed, the only HTML element that "looks like" anything at all is <IMG>.

> Most web designers I know, used to check their webpages to properly appear in
> IE3+, NN3+, Opera and Mozilla.  So did I.

On what?  There's often more difference between Netscape on CDE and
Netscape on Motif than between those four browsers on Windows.
And what does your page sound like to a blind reader?

I would suggest that the comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html newsgroup
would be a better place than this list to air your views.

Nick Kew

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Received on Thursday, 16 August 2001 17:29:36 UTC

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