Re: explaining validation

by "John Murray" <jmnc(at)>

 Date:  Wed, 27 Sep 2000 18:11:27 +1000
 To:  "Lady Wistfulee" <nospammerstowistfulee(at)>
 Cc:  <hwg-techniques(at)>
 References:  0020017605
  todo: View Thread, Original
If their financiers etc "Insurance Against The Future". If their creatives
"W3C Is The Sun In Internet Galaxy". If there a government department "It's
In The Manual - That's Why!"

----- Original Message -----
From: Lady Wistfulee <wistfulee(at)>
To: HWG Techniques Discussion <hwg-techniques(at)>
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 11:44 AM
Subject: explaining validation

> 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
> something.
> Well..I have to explain something...validation.  I have to go beyond what
> 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
> editor because of the various content managers who take over after a site
> 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
> 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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