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RE: [xml-dev] Microsoft's deeply cynicalappealto"standards compl iance"
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>,Joshua Allen <email@example.com>, Ken North <firstname.lastname@example.org>,email@example.com, sateesh narahari <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 15:05:53 -0500
They blew it. Let's give them time to clean it up.
If they don't by this time next week, we should find
out why. One can inquire if it is our job to flog them,
but given other horses, that one does affect the web
community in a way that is obvious.
But I agree that they need time to do the right thing.
Heck, we can't get code out the door that fast here either.
The tech writers won't let us. :-) Age doesn't ossify;
exposure to the elements does.
... not to mention the CDATA sections.
From: Champion, Mike [mailto:Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com]
I don't really want to continue flogging this dead horse, but I just
saw Opera's press release on this episode:
"The irony of Microsoft's claim to standards-support is complete when you
check the MSN.com site for compliance with the XHTML standard. Anyone can go
to the W3C's standards validation service at http://validator.w3.org/ and
type in www.msn.com. The document returned demonstrates clearly that not a
single document on their site adheres to W3C specifications, and many of
their documents do not use XHTML at all, e.g. http://careers.msn.com/."