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Re: Why polyglot is needed

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:20:49 +0000
To: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bk3p2i24e.fsf@calexico.inf.ed.ac.uk>
Robin Berjon writes:

> On 20/03/2013 14:25 , Henry S. Thompson wrote:
>> As long as a constituency exists of which I'm representative,
>> documenting Polyglot provides a genuine service.
> I guess I'm a little bit confused as to how you are saying that it
> would help.

By providing a single, well-informed, reference point where I can see
what target I need to hit to win, and, equally to the point, per my
other recent post, where tool vendors and others who wish to bet on me
being representative of a potential 'market' (scare quotes because not
all markets involve money) can easily and reliably find out what the
fact of the matter is, and use that information to provide
interoperable products and services.

> Are you saying that if Polyglot had been better documented you would
> not have produced invalid content as you did? How would that have
> helped compared to, say, the validator (or other documentation on
> producing conforming HTML)?

My content _is_ valid.  It just doesn't validate when served as
text/html, or display correctly, unless I restrict myself to polyglot.
So I want to do so.

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