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Re: Objection to generator decision (Re: Working Group Decision on ISSUE-31 / ISSUE-80 validation survey)

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:43:44 -0500
Message-ID: <BANLkTinjo-itwZ=JAYjUZ-41p1SPbSs0mA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Leif,

On 4/19/11, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> Maciej, and the other chairs,

>>> Was this list derived from the output
>>> of actual authoring tools? Was it found by looking at real Web
>>> content? In the absence of information about where this list came
>>> from, it was taken to have no evidentiary value.
> The list is much longer than the one Laura provided: Wordpress,
> MediaWiki, Drupal, DocBook, TextPattern. TextMate, the famous Mac text
> editor, is also able to save code as HTML - thus it generates, does it
> therefore need an exception? TextMate also has various WYSWIWYG (like)
> extension(s). SubEthaEdit can also save page as HTML. Other text
> editors probably have similar features. Have these tools asked for
> lower bars? Can't they speak for themselves if they need them? Does
> JDiff, which also inserts generator string, need an exception?
> The irony, considering the lowered validation bar: <meta
> name="generator" content="HTML tidy">
> All the above info has been found with http://code.Google.com and by
> looking at the home pages of the different packaged and through
> knowledge of the tools. It is simple to find more.

I used too used Google and also checked some local apps.

Best Regards,

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 17:44:12 UTC

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