explaining validation

by "Lady Wistfulee" <wistfulee(at)millenicom.com>

 Date:  Tue, 26 Sep 2000 21:44:50 -0400
 To:  "HWG Techniques Discussion" <hwg-techniques(at)mail.hwg.org>
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Hello Web Gurus...

You all have taught me so much, I constantly refer to both these mailing
lists & several regular posters when trying to either do or explain
Well..I have to explain something...validation.  I have to go beyond what it
is validating for (3.2, 4.0 strict-trans-frame, etc), but *why* we have to
do it.  The company I just started working for is just in the process of
making the big move from Front Page 98 to FP2000...& have to stay with that
editor because of the various content managers who take over after a site is
created. I made a good argument for accessibility issues & "won" on that,
but now I want to be able to say something besides "because we want the
pages to work!"
This is a "problem" for me because immediately upon venturing out into the
web page making world I joined the Guild & have taken a lot of things for
granted without necessarily knowing the why's, just that I had to do it
(like running my pages through a validator--just wish there was a JavaScript
validator I knew of <S>).  I have waded through the w3c site & read the
various specs, & try to follow them as best I can, but I am still somewhat
new to this & don't want to sound as stupid as I think I am.
Your input would be greatly appreciated.

much alohas,
Lady Wistfulee
"He who asks is a fool for 5 minutes.
He who doesn't ask remains a fool forever."

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