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Re: A Compromise to the Versioning Debate

From: Roger Johansson <roger@456bereastreet.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 20:38:35 +0200
Message-Id: <5671ED82-46F7-48B3-A3C3-FBDD84631878@456bereastreet.com>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

On 16 apr 2007, at 07.31, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> That's not weird. We're all human and make mistakes.

Yes, of course. But if nothing tells us when we make mistakes, we  
can't learn from them (which is why I think browsers somehow warning  
about errors is a very good idea).

> The design has to take imperfection into account. This means  
> imperfection in the implementation, the generated HTML (whether by  
> hand or tool), even the specification, etc.

To some extent, yes.

> Even skillful web developers rely on error handling as can be seen  
> by the broken tools (no tool is perfect) they sometimes have to  
> work with. See the following blog entry for instance (I'm surprised  
> Roger Johansson +100 this thread for whatever reason):

I've been thinking about this for a long time now, and I can't  
understand why you are surprised by that. Maybe I am misunderstanding  

> The web is also not solely for skillful web developers

No, but it is my firm (as in Microsoft wants an opt-in switch firm)  
belief that people who build websites, who develop tools that are  
used to build websites, and who develop tools that are used to  
produce content for websites for a living, all have a responsibility  
to keep up-to-date with current best practices.


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