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From: '' <brewhaha@home.ecn.ab.ca>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 03:00:51 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200110250657.AAA38204@fn2.freenet.edmonton.ab.ca>
To: www-validator@w3.org
	I wouldn't make enough contributions to make it worthwhile to
subscribe to this list. The problem I'm having is that Gerald Oskoboiny's
validator sent me utf-8, which my browser doesn't support. Since my
preferred language choice is English, and my browser might be able to tell
you that, then you might be able to detect that I would also prefer
iso-8859-1.

	Uh. and by the way. You offer two menus that say "detect 
automatically" by default. Don't ask the question if you can make
people write better HTML. encourage DOCTYPE declarations, BUT.

	And this is a big BUT. Don't deprecate old features. Nothing is
worse than forcing people to upgrade their web pages for browsers that
don't support old features. Take the <LINK rev=made ...> tag for instance.  
It would be nice if pages were required to provide a return address, even
if it's bogus@dev.nul . The <center> tag was deprecated. What for?
WordPerfect supports about three types of centering. It also centers pages
vertically and entries within tables can be centered.
Received on Thursday, 25 October 2001 03:15:08 GMT

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