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From: Gregg Hasenjaeger <gshasenjaeger@live.com>
Date: Sun, 06 Dec 2009 08:50:44 +0000
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         I am a web development student and your site is becoming very  
discouraging to me. I'm beginning to think I am going to need a 12  
year degree to do web development. I have been going to school for  
eleven months now and in that time your site has gone from nearly  
impossible to understand and navigate to "which college degree do I  
need to find the information I need".
I went to validate a code I wrote for a PHP class I'm taking and was  
told the DTD I had used was not allowed. <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-// 
W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 STRICT//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD xhtml1- 
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">  This DTD was taken out of  
a class book which is published for an educational system. That's  
pretty bad when a classroom text can't even keep up with the  
standards. I went to look up the DTD standards which when I first came  
to your site were printed out for viewing, now I have to open a file  
in a Visual Basic development window and read latin. Are you trying to  
make this impossible? Are you trying to get people to say "No way,  
someone else can do this." At the rate you are going that is going to  
be the result of your actions.

         I hear "Accessibility" is becoming a major concern. How about  
making your site information accessible and understandable? I  
understand the need for standards, but there is a need for being able  
to find directions that are easy to follow and I am not at the low end  
of my class in respect to intelligence. Do you think you will be  
getting back to reality any time soon? Should I change the direction  
of my degree now?

         At the rate you guys are going the going rate for web  
development will be so far out of reach because no one will want to do  
it that business' won't be able to afford web sites. Is that what your  
intentions are? Wasn't html created to make it easy for people to  
create web sites? Have we strayed from that concept?

Just a thought from a concerned student.

Gregg S. Hasenjaeger

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