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Re: Help from validator?

From: Martin Klaffenboeck <martin.klaffenboeck@gmx.at>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 11:37:41 +0100
To: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Cc: Martin Klaffenboeck <martin.klaffenboeck@gmx.at>, www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030220103741.GA60945@martin.kdrache.org>

Am 2003.02.20 04:59 schrieb(en) Olivier Thereaux:
> Greetings Martin.
> On Thursday, Feb 20, 2003, at 08:41 Asia/Tokyo, Martin Klaffenboeck 
> wrote:
>> It seems, the validator is a good thing to create valide (x)html 
>> code.  But does the validator really say how the most used Browser 
>> (Internet Explorer) behaves if my code is valide?
>> [snip]
>> What do I have to do now?  And whats the validator for?  Seems the 
>> validator does not really help in web design.
> Whose fault is it if a browser renders a good page badly?  It could 
> be the browser vendor which shipped a buggy product. It could also 
> be, in all honesty, the groups which designed HTML and CSS and made 
> it difficult to implement. Could be.

Yes, thats possible.  But the thing is, we have to create website for 
people and not for a validator.  What does it help me when I use a 
valide stylsheet, which works on galeon well, but not on Internet 

I think we have to create websites for the Browsers to show it 
correctly and not only vor validation.

There is a question:  Does Internet Explorer really try to use the w3 

> As for bugs in implementations of W3C standards, W3C itself doesn't 
> track them, but you, as a customer, can complain to vendors about 
> it...

What does that mean.  Is there anywhere a website where i can see how 
the w3 standard differs from the IE interpretations?

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