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RE: several messages

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 11:20:34 -0700 (PDT)
To: "'Jonas Sicking'" <jonas@sicking.cc>, "'Simon Pieters'" <simonp@opera.com>
Cc: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <02cc01c9e3ae$f0dcd9f0$d2968dd0$@edu>
Jonas Sicking wrote:
> Additionally, I given how easy it is to get unexpected results, I
> think we should strongly discourage authors from not escaping
> ampersands. And the best tool that we have for doing that is by making
> unescaped ampersands non-conformant.
> / Jonas

Good Luck with that Jonas.  They will never use non-conformance* as a tool
to modify author behavior, as they are completely unwilling to attach
critical fail to non-conformance, and without that, what other penalty
would you propose?  A "tsk tsk" from Henri's validator?  Ouch, that


* http://john.foliot.ca/consequences/ 
Received on Tuesday, 2 June 2009 18:21:13 UTC

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