[ILUG] compaq's search page and linux...
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Jan 25 22:57:48 GMT 2002
Quoting Ronan Waide (waider at waider.ie):
> It works for the 'standard' browsers, i.e. Netscape and IE.
Mu. (The statement and ones that followed it are off-mark on account
of wrong fundamental assumptions.)
Web pages's HTML markup should be validated against a DTD, a required
capabilities list, and common sense, not specific browsers. The fact
that this commonly isn't done is eloquent testimony to the foolishness
of consigning Web sites entirely to overgrown desktop publishing gnomes
who cannot grok the concepts of DTDs and device independence.
So, don't do that, then: Management should impose quality control in
the form of DTD conformance tests, etc. And then reject any pages that
fail them, shove them down the DTP weenie's throat, and tell him to try
Why? Because it's not in their interest to argue with customers.
(If you were posting what was intended as very dry humour, then my
Rick Moen Emacs is a decent operating system,
rick at linuxmafia.com but it still lacks a good text editor.
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