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Re: Shaming compaines into improving their HTML

From: Sofia Lauffs <sofia_lauffs@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 06:23:48 -0000
To: liam@htmlhelp.com, kynn@idyllmtn.com
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <F309ap2SAWQ8AZndKaQ00014494@hotmail.com>
I agree there,
it is the market that has the main power.

However, I as a front end developer, always make sure that the pages I 
forward to my collegues always are validated. I also insist that those below 
me on the line do the same.

At least here in the UK I know a lot of developers doesn't even know the 
validator exists. Maybe if we who do know it exists could start spreading 
the word properly ...

Just my two cents worth
Sofia


>From: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
>To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
>CC: <www-validator@w3.org>
>Subject: Re: Shaming compaines into improving their HTML
>Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 21:58:16 -0700 (PDT)
>
>On Thu, 24 May 2001, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>
> > At 04:33 PM 5/24/2001 , Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> > >I think it's a very simple reason: If you don't code properly,
> > >your pages won't show up.
> >
> > Except they do.  What is the motivation for making those pages suddenly
> > NOT show up?
>
>Speaking as a developer of a non-mainstream browser, I have to say time
>and money.  There is considerable effort required to write a browser that
>displays the poor Web pages out there.  I have faced down many bug reports
>specifically about our browser's inability to handle some horrendous HTML.
>It would be much faster and cheaper if I could just ignore those reports
>and spend more time making the browser better for real HTML.
>
>If the mainstream browser vendor decided that it would only accept valid
>HTML, then development of Web browsers would be much simpler for the
>entire industry.  So there is little motivation for the mainstream browser
>vendor.
>
>--
>Liam Quinn
>

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