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Re: Shaming compaines into improving their HTML

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 14:46:34 -0700
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To: "JohnTNYC" <johntnyc@yahoo.com>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
At 02:38 PM 5/24/2001 , JohnTNYC wrote:
>Nor do I.  One thing I would like to see, however, is an indication on the
>browser status bar when a page has coding errors.  IE does this when a page
>contains a flawed script now.  If all browsers had some kind of indication
>of poor coding, it may embarass the sites into coding correctly.

Why does anyone think that embarrassment is going to produce any
changes?  Education is the key; publicly humiliating someone by
saying "ha ha, your web site works perfectly fine in our browser
BUT it doesn't meet technical specifications that the vast majority
of WEB DEVELOPERS don't know, let alone the general web-using
public" is pretty silly.

If there's no reason to use valid HTML beyond avoiding the "nyah
nyah" factor from a small handful of HTML purists (that's us),
then of -course- there will be no change.


Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                http://kynn.com/
Technical Developer Liaison, Reef             http://www.reef.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet   http://idyllmtn.com/
Online Instructor, Accessible Web Design     http://kynn.com/+d201
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