Re: Versioning re-visited (was : mixed signals on "Writing HTML documents", tutorial, etc.)

On 21 Jun 2007, at 19:07, Thomas Broyer wrote:
> But browsers are not coded towards HTML 2.0, there are coded as "tag
> soup" parsers, and they evolve as HTML evolves (and sometimes in
> divergent ways). So validating against HTML 2.0 brings you almost
> nothing apart from a) self-satisfaction b) knowing that your SGML tool
> still work in the exact same way as before (modulo bug fixes).

I think the argument is that, with versioning, it IS possible for the  
browser to render the pages differently.

At the end of the day though, if my websites start failing the  
validators, without me making any changes, then that makes me no  
different to a lazy assed FrontPage developer... the sort who uses  
tables for layout, and has no idea what a <p> tag is.

Received on Saturday, 23 June 2007 13:20:36 UTC