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Re: flakey charset detection

From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 15:45:31 -0800
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-id: <3DEE939B.7080900@pacbell.net>

Ian Hickson wrote:

> I note you did not respond to my request to point out the mistakes,
> internal inconsistencies, and biases that you said were in my document.
> Should I assume you couldn't find any on a closer reading?

No, you should assume I want to limit the amount of time I spend on
this.  I didn't take notes when I read it, and I'd have to reread.

The bias ("don't use XHTML") is pretty strong.

I do remember noticing that you used one argument "against" XHTML in
one context, and in a different context where it fought "for" XHTML you
either neglected to apply it, or applied it in a way that'd have made it
"for" in the first context (applying the argument consistently).  I think
there were multiple instances of that, related to UAs treating XHTML
as "tag soup" (just like HTML), but that was just a quick skim so I'd
likely have seen more if I tried.

- Dave
Received on Wednesday, 4 December 2002 18:41:12 UTC

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