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Re: A Compromise to the Versioning Debate

From: Denis Boudreau (WebConforme) <dboudreau@webconforme.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 09:27:23 -0400
To: W3C HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <86866399-DB59-47C6-9B9D-B8857EA784F6@webconforme.com>


On 23-Apr-07, at 06:38 AM, Daniel Glazman wrote:

> On 15/04/2007 13:31, Kornel Lesinski wrote:
>> Making HTML harder won't stop incompetent developers from trying.  
>> It will just make developers' lives harder and increase cost of  
>> web development.
> Fully agreed.

Not to mention that it is our responsability to make sure HTML does  
not increase the cost of web development (at least, I feel it  
shouldn't). Any improvement to HTML should strive to make it simpler  
& more powerful, not harder & more powerful. I feel these so-called  
improvements shouldn't only be oriented towards technology, but also  
towards the context in which it becomes implementable. Pushing the  
limits of HTML at the expense of it's simpleness only makes it harder  
to achieve properly. And for every expert that will benefit from it,  
thousands more will keep producing bad code.

Web development is already expensive enough - every new addition to  
the developer's toolbox is just another reason to keep pushing the  
envelope. Some developers are already doing a good job at overbilling  
their clients and hurting our credibility as a whole with their  
incompetence, please let's not give them another argument to keep  
abusing that way. Let's work at simplifying things (and that should  
also include defining these things better), but let's just not dumb  
it down in the process.

Denis Boudreau,

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