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Re: Bug in the HTML Validator

From: Lou King <lking@knob.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2006 00:26:58 -0400
Message-ID: <44D81292.8000602@knob.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

olivier Thereaux wrote:

> On Aug 7, 2006, at 22:41 , Lou King wrote:
>> Reading this forum I am struck by the number of times a "bug in the  
>> HTML  Validator" is reported and the number of times what is meant  is 
>> a 'bug in my understanding of the HTML standards or the english  
>> language.'"
> It is understandable that people, however familiar with the HTML  
> languages, think they have found a bug when they stumble upon a  strange 
> case. That's why the validator's FAQ starts with David's  humorous quip:
> http://validator.w3.org/docs/help.html
> The community on this mailing-list works because experts are tolerant  
> of the errors of less experienced users, and because of mutual  respect 
> and politeness in all discussions. I'd like to keep it this  way, and 
> ask everyone to limit themselves to useful, respectful and  on topic 
> discussions, in this thread and otherwise.
> Thank you,
> olivier

David surely said it more succinctly.  As an other list member noted in 
a PM, the current "bugs" are not dissimilar to the situation when 
compilers were an everyday tool for programmers.

Olivier, I too hope for your view of the list.

Received on Tuesday, 8 August 2006 04:27:17 UTC

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