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Re: Shaming compaines into improving their HTML

From: Lloyd Wood <l.wood@eim.surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 16:23:25 +0100 (BST)
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
cc: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, JohnTNYC <johntnyc@yahoo.com>, www-validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.21.0105251621350.6617-100000@phaestos.ee.surrey.ac.uk>
On Thu, 24 May 2001, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

> At 04:33 PM 5/24/2001 , Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> >* Kynn Bartlett wrote:
> > >Why does anyone think that embarrassment is going to produce any
> > >changes?
> >It's a matter of fact.
> It is?
> >The Macintosh web browser iCab
> >(http://www.iCab.de/) has a little smiley that is green
> >and happy if the page contains no errors and indicates
> >by looking sad or whatever if the page has some or many
> >errors. I've come across a lot of Macintosh web developers
> >who suddenly care for valid HTML; they want that smiley.
> A very niche audience, a very niche browser; iCab is not having a
> revolutionary effect on the world, your anecdotal evidence aside.
> (Which I dispute anyway, but being anecdotal, it's indisputable by
> definition.)

lynx will complain 'bad HTML!'

Netscape will show some really bad errors as coloured text in View
Source; if it had a more visual indication without requiring viewing
source, the world would be a better place.


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