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RE: why are users so brain-dead today?

From: O'Guin, Phaewryn D. <JDO09280@ccv.vsc.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 20:25:15 +0000
To: www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CY1PR0101MB1498E2B19C5E2E06186A721ECC7B0@CY1PR0101MB1498.prod.exchangelabs.com>
Why/how would/could anyone expect a website to display perfectly on a 320 x 192p screen? The usual problem causing warnings that say your browser needs to be updated are generally because you need a feature most lightweight cell phone browsers don’t support, like flash or javascript. It’s not the standard organization’s responsibility to provide you with small footprint browsers that provide the necessary features to view websites, nor is it their job to police the developers that make such useless browsers for the likewise useless devices they are being used on.

Recommendations:

Surf the internet on a proper device such as a computer.
Purchase a smartphone that has a larger screen and which has the processing power necessary to run more fully-featured browsers.
Invest in an unlimited data plan for your device.
Install a fully-featured browser on that device.
Contact the webmaster of the website you have a problem with, it is their responsibility to deal with your complaints, which are partially valid (although I strongly suggest you modify your tone).
Contact the developer of the browser you have a problem with, it is their responsibility to deal with your complaints, which are partially valid (although I strongly suggest you modify your tone).


Regards,

Phaewryn

From: Eric Richards [mailto:2eric.richards@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 6:03 PM - 18:03 PM
To: www-validator Community <www-validator@w3.org>
Subject: why are webmasters so brain-dead today?

Hi

(1)
This new website https://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/ works great if one is at a computer

But on my 320*192 pixel cell phone it is next to useless

I just put the same URL into w2c validator and got a massive 299 Errors, 49 warning(s)
https://validator.w3.org/check?uri=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0


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.

(2)
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

(3)
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.

From Eric




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