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Re: A Compromise to the Versioning Debate

From: Roger Johansson <roger@456bereastreet.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 08:39:02 +0200
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To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

On 18 apr 2007, at 07.59, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

>> 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).
> They do. There's an error console. We can't show errors in the UI.  
> End users don't care about that.

I'm not suggesting a modal alert box.

>> 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 you?
> Your blog entry indicates that even skilfull developers have issues  
> now and then. So I'm not sure why we should not take that into  
> account.

I'm not talking about skillful 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.
> Sure, that doesn't mean they won't screw up.

Obviously not. But why even have a spec if anything goes?


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