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Re: web site programming.

From: Rick Merrill <rickmerrill@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 04:24:53 -0400
Message-ID: <481ACFD5.4080805@comcast.net>
To: www-validator@w3.org

"vary with the skill of the user"?!  You've not considered the vast 
majority of
users who expect the "tool" to be perfect and the user does not Know HTML
At-All.  I'd just like to see the Validator enter the main stream and 
make a difference
for people.  Right now the tool developers don't seem to care if their 
code validates.

And the Big League web sites - how about validating
http://www.google.com/
???????????????!

http://www.yahoo.com/
?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- RM


David Dorward wrote:
>
> On 1 May 2008, at 20:53, Rick Merrill wrote:
>> I have a suggestion to float: How about adding a summary
>> page on the Validator web site where users (like us) can
>> add Validator results based on what software was used.
>
>
> Leaving aside the question of the Validator team publishing what is, 
> effectively, a critique of various software packages, I don't think 
> this is a good idea. As statistics go, it simply isn't a very useful 
> one. You wouldn't be comparing like with like - the number of errors 
> produced would vary with the skill of the user, and the content and 
> size of each page.
>

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