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From: Michel CARRARE <mc@michelcarrare.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 21:07:31 +0100
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First, I just wunder why so few pages on the web are valid according to the 
W3C norms? Second, why almost all web-page authoring tools generate non 
valid code?

The problem with that is that it discourages people from writing good code. 
That is why I came up with an idea: The W3C could create a web-page with 
adresses of valid web sites (according to the DTD's of course). A robot 
could parse the sites and check the validity of all their pages. If one 
site passes, it would be on the list.

Doing that would encourage people to write code that sticks to the norm. 
This in turn could encourage the software editors to create valid code 
generating tools. That would be a great step towards internationalization.

That's it! You can have a look at my own site which is absolutely valid 
(the W3C logo is on all pages).


Received on Thursday, 17 March 2005 05:25:13 UTC

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