Re: Re: Re: Re: rant on = qw(HTML::Mason Embperl Template etc) ;by davorg (Chancellor)
|on Nov 09, 2001 at 19:20 UTC||Need Help??|
But anyway, as long as the browser can display it, I don't care how unacceptable it is to an HTML expert like you...
Arghh! This is the kind of attitude that made the web the mess it it today. This is why XHTML is such a good thing.
What do you mean by "the browser"? You site will (hopefully) be visited by large numbers of people using many different browsers. The kind of HTML generated by most so-called "wysiwyg" (a meaningless term on the web, btw) editors will probably break on most of them. Front Page is, for obvious reasons, the worst culprit.
Hand crafted HTML that adhers to the W3C standards will degenerate gracefully in less capable browsers.
Remember, the most important visitors to your site are probably the search engine web crawlers. They don't use the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Whoever first made the decision that Mosaic would "do its best" with invalid HTML should be made to personally clean up every invalid HTML page out there on the web.--
"The first rule of Perl club is you don't talk about Perl club."