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[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

From: Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 15:39:58 -0500
Message-ID: <002e01c72477$13687730$0702a8c0@Guides.local>
> Humans don't work that way. If the words "HTML (WARNING)" or 
> "XHTML (WARNING)" started appearing next to over 90 percent 
> of search results, people would not think that something was 
> wrong with 90 percent of Web pages. They would think that 
> something was wrong with the search engine. And they would be right.

Then it could say "(X)HTML Validated!" or "(X)HTML NOT-Validated."

The point is to create a reason why web site owners will ever care. People
will do a cost-benefit analysis of ensuring their (X)HTML validates and,
without a downside they clearly see,  too many will choose not to.

-Mike Schinkel
Received on Wednesday, 20 December 2006 12:39:58 UTC

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