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Re: Transitional validation Problem

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 07:41:01 +0900
Message-Id: <1418433E-CC7F-4D0A-ABAF-8408C24AEC4F@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: Andreas Prilop <AndreasPrilop2007@trashmail.net>

Hello Andreas, hi all.

On May 16, 2007, at 00:11 , Andreas Prilop wrote:
> On Tue, 15 May 2007, Hamish wrote:
>
>> I have been trying to work out what's wrong with the following  
>> Document type
>> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
>
> It is stupid!
> If you want XHTML 1.0 (for new pages), then use XHTML 1.0 Strict.
> If you need Transitional (for old pages), then stick with
> HTML 4 Transitional.

Andreas, I recall asking you about this in the past... While you have  
the right to your opinions, and in this forum discussion and debate  
are OK, I really don't think your repeated usage of the word  
"stupid" (or "clueless") when someone uses a document type you don't  
like, or makes a mistake, is constructive.

Let us not forget that in the eyes of newbies, you are replying on  
the behalf of all the validator community at w3c. Calling them or  
their choices stupid is only going to alienate them, so please, don't.

I am copying the mailing-list to remind everyone: this is a public  
mailing-list, and usual politeness and etiquette apply. Let's all  
play nice.

Thank you.
-- 
olivier
Received on Tuesday, 15 May 2007 22:41:06 GMT

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