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Re: why are webmasters so "strange" today? ..................... sorry can only do max 300 characters

From: Eric Richards <2eric.richards@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:37:34 +1300
Message-ID: <CA+Dr9BY_KQtN0xa_y2Cwa4M9HtOOw40TwpAjyocfBSN3yWjPog@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Fairweather <johnfairweather42@btinternet.com>
Cc: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>, www-validator@w3.org
hi in quick reply. I should refrain from using subject lines like i
did it can get negative results. While the screen is 320*192, opera
mini has a magnifier that zooms by about 3 so a standard web page one
can scroll around so it looks some like a standard 960*576 screen
looking in 320*192 peep hole

On 9/24/17, John Fairweather <johnfairweather42@btinternet.com> wrote:
> Hi,
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> In developing one of my websites (www.vetts.org.uk), I did try it out on 16
> different web browsers (originally on a IE platform) before it went live and
> then I corrected any code issues (also used W3C).  Since then (2005), I had
> to amend it to work on mobile phones (not the display), which meant amending
> 4,000+ files, mostly by bulk amending through Notepad++.
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> From recent investigations, it would appear that 24% of mobile phone users
> are the top users (as attached file) in accessing this website, but I
> haven’t had any complaints about the display.
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> Regards,
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> John Fairweather
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> From: Philip TAYLOR [mailto:P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk]
> Sent: 23 September 2017 07:53
> To: Eric Richards
> Cc: www-validator@w3.org
> Subject: Re: why are webmasters so brain-dead today?
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> On 22/09/2017 23:03, Eric Richards wrote:
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> (1)
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> This new website https://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/ works great if one
> is at a computer
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> But on my 320*192 pixel cell phone it is next to useless
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> Hardly surprising -- I for one would be hard put to to create a worthwhile
> and visually pleasing web site that could render successfully on such a
> ridiculously small display.
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> I just put the same URL into w2c validator and got a massive 299 Errors, 49
> warning(s)
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> https://validator.w3.org/check?uri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz%2F
> <https://validator.w3.org/check?uri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0>
> &charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0
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> That, on the other hand, is indeed a cause for concern.
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> But having said that, it could be as I have found, fix one error up and most
> of the other errors &/or warnings could disappear.
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> (2)
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> Using the same cell phone there are too many websites that make a complaint
> that my browser is too old and I am using the newest browser, I thought that
> was what W3C was all about so you could go to any website with any browser
> and it would world
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> Since the W3C is empowered to set but not police standards, such
> expectations are totally unreasonable.
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> (3)
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> We still have too many websites eating up too much expensive mobile data,
> almost making cell phone use on the internet useless unless you have a money
> tree growing nearby.
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> So don't use a cell 'phone in the Internet; I never have, and have no
> intentions of ever so doing.
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> Philip Taylor
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