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Re: Missing attribute in a <script> element (Was: Re: [VE][127] Add Subject Here)

From: Sierk Bornemann <sierkb@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2008 15:24:26 +0200
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <951A56C3-8EA9-46ED-B219-955208F753A2@gmx.de>
To: "Frank Ellermann" <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>

Am 13.06.2008 um 14:59 schrieb Frank Ellermann:

> Sometimes the truth hurts, but "IE" is no synonym for "older
> browser".  There are dozens if not hundreds of older browsers
> not supporting the latest features of the ad-tracker industry.

They will be updated and upgraded to modern ones, when the owners and  
users observe, that they are bad positioned using them. Not earlier.  
If you as a website owner hide this need from them and delay such a  
confrontation, then you participate on a delay at all concerning the  
brackthrough of modern webstandards at all. Then you beat about the  
bush instead of changing the situation or help changing it.

> FWIW IE6 has no problem with the XHTML 1.0 transitional pages

But serving/using a transitional DTD markup grammar into an endless  
future, is not that, what is intended by our standards and progress of  
the WWW.
BTW, even XHTML 1.0 Strict allows to serve it as "text/html" instead  
of the recommended "application/xhtml+xml". You are not forced to use  
the Transitional DTD to reach the IE.
But if you want to use XHTML 1.1, XHTML 2.0 or mix XHTML at all with  
other XML, then you are *forced* to serve it as "application/xhtml 
+xml" or another aopropriate XML mimetype. And that's the thing with  
IE6, IE7, IE8: they hinder these standards to spread, if you make too  
much considerations of their lacking support for this. So ignoring IE  
much more than so far -- and so strengthen the pressure to Microsoft  
to make their browser better, would be a far more better benefit for  
the web at all, than to bow down to their browsers and to bow down to  
the status quo and not changing anything and not foster modern  

Sierk Bornemann
email:            sierkb@gmx.de
WWW:              http://sierkbornemann.de/
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