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Re: HTML 4.01: Char encoding defaults for external scripts?

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 07:36:47 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200611070736.kA77alS02148@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

>    There is still a lot of work to do here. Make Web servers  
> configurable for some parts by users if needed/wanted. Which is  

There is still the commercial problem here.  "Free" web space has
to be less attractive than explicitly paid for options, and the
ability to configure the server is one of the things that ISPs will
exclude from their "free" offerings.  Unfortunately, the result is
that people learn work arounds like the (HTML specification: should
not) use of meta refresh.

> somehow funny, because the whole new trend is about "User Generated  
> Content" (cough), but with tied wrists.

I assume you are talking about content management systems.  I think
part of the problem is the desire for branding and consistency, but
part of the problem is that HTML no longer meets its original
design aims of being authorable by the man in the street.
Received on Tuesday, 7 November 2006 08:14:15 UTC

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