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Re: New issue: error recovery practices (Re: Proposed TAG Finding: Internet Media Type registration, consistency of use)

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: 30 May 2002 13:01:14 -0400
To: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
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On Thu, 2002-05-30 at 12:51, Keith Moore wrote:
> > There may not be feedback to the server, but browsers (and related apps)
> > provide plenty of feedback to developers and clients every single day.
> 
> I don't doubt that some developers do extensive testing, and yet there 
> seems to be a huge number of pages that won't work with some browser
> or another.  Browsers seem to be getting more diverse over time, and  I 
> doubt that even the serious developers test against more than a few 
> browsers.

And could that perhaps be because they count on the browser to cover for
whatever mistakes they happen to make?  That is an experience browsers
reinforce constantly.

I think that's the heart of the issue.
 
-- 
Simon St.Laurent
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