[SpamCop-List] Re: New Site Layout
nobody at xyzzy.claranet.de
Fri Jun 25 19:44:25 EDT 2004
Paul Johnson wrote:
> "Could you get the site to actually be HTML 4.01 compliant
> like the !DOCTYPE claims?" Then after that point, if it
> doesn't look right, it's your browser's problem.
Please please stop to discuss Web design. And if you're a
programmer consider the following nonsense:
| If the program is syntactically correct and doesn't work
| on your box, then that's a problem of your box.
That's utter nonsense. Valid HTML or valid syntax is only
the minimal requirement before it makes sense to search for
major design flaws.
> If the site complied to the HTML standards as published by
> the W3C, and you still had problems, the problem lies with
> your browser.
Take a really long cold shower. That's plain wrong. The
reasoning is invalid HTML => arbitrary results. It is _not_
valid HTML => good results. That's elementary logic, and it
didn't change in the last 2500 years.
> this doesn't work if everything's defined in pixels instead
> of ratios...
See ? It's possible to create valid documents with valid CSS,
which are just broken. And that's not necessarily a problem
of the browser. Good HTML documents _never_ depend on optional
features like CSS / pictures / scripts / frames. And if they
do there should be an alternative (or at least an explanation).
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