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RE: MarkUp Validation Service Problem

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: 27 May 2003 10:42:06 +0300
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1054021326.11011.245.camel@bobcat.ods.org>

On Tue, 2003-05-27 at 03:36, Denis Boudreau [ CYBERcodeur.net ] wrote:

> Again, why should an author want to understand ? I don't need to
> understand how a phone works to use it like a pro.

IMHO, in these comparisons, one should pay attention to the concepts of
"author" and "user".  It's not quite fair to compare "using" a car or a
phone to "authoring" a *ML document.  I'm not convinced that comparing
*ML to them is very useful in the first place, but that's irrelevant
here.

The average "user" of your documents would be someone browsing the web
and reading them.  Likewise, the "author" a car or a phone would be the
manufacturer.

If your car or phone wouldn't be built according to standards or be
interoperable (think gas stations, GSM networks, safety standards etc),
I bet you wouldn't find that generally acceptable.

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\/ille Skyttä
ville.skytta at iki.fi
Received on Tuesday, 27 May 2003 03:42:10 GMT

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