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Re: code too often not accepted

From: Michael Adams <linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>
Date: Sun, 03 May 2009 21:00:04 +1200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <20090503210004.6fead9fa.linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>
On Fri, 01 May 2009 16:54:58 +0200
Came this utterance formulated by Joop Nijenhuis to my mailbox:

> Hello,
> 
> Trying hard to get html-pages correct coded, but I have a hard time.
> Your program keeps on bashing and at the moment I think its all to do
> with interpreting and translation errors. Its nice to say its wrong,
> but in its present state you get nowhere. It might be a big help if
> you can go from the errpr through the rules on which you based YOUR
> program. Saying that its not allowed and that something is missing or
> wrong while other often nationalised "papers" do say its allowed keeps
> us going nowhere.
> 

I don't understand 'nationalised "papers"'?

Many common use elements and attributes are not recommended HTML, ie
your scrolling attribute you raised. All the technical reports are here.
http://www.w3.org/TR/

This mailing list is not here to teach you to write correct code. Other
websites and tutorials can do that better.

> All in all, nice try, but for non native English speakers your site
> sucks, sorry.
> 

I wont get offended by this comment, i can see it stems from
frustration. Regarding translations, your help would be appreciated:
http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Translation/
http://www.w3.org/2005/11/Translations/Lists/ListLang-nl.html

> On the other site, why does my Browser (FF latest) doesn't have any
> problem with my code and your checker does? 
> 

Browsers are trying to work with the internet "as it is" as well as with
correct HTML code. Browsers have a fall-back mode called quirks mode
where they will try to make a webpage work even if it is not fully
compliant. If you research this you may see that Firefox is in quirks
mode instead of strict mode on your page.

-- 
Michael

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall
be well

 - Julian of Norwich 1342 - 1416
Received on Sunday, 3 May 2009 08:57:37 GMT

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