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Re: Cleaning House

From: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 12:31:52 +0100
Message-Id: <EC18B082-D72F-4A32-A9BF-09168CC962BF@gmail.com>
Cc: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, www-html@w3.org
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>

On 3 May 2007, at 11:57, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> No, the big problem with that approach is that end users, who  
> really don't care how the site is coded, get caught in the middle  
> of a war between hostile UAs and authors who make mistakes.  It's  
> the end users, and ultimately browser vendors, who will lose in the  
> end.
I again simply can't agree.
How does an end user get caught in the middle?

Author makes mistake, page doesn't render, he fixes it, or falls back  
on html4.
Either way, the page works, and the end user is not involved in the  

I also don't agree with the use of the word hostile. Can you indicate  
what you mean by it in this context.

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