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Website violates the w3c standards.

Discussion in 'Site Issues & Feedback' started by 1y5zdzjy, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Triode

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    I can see how that would be very annoying. I think the main change has to occur to companies though, I use firefox at home, but at work, and for some people at libraries, I have no choice, it is locked from installing other things and IE is the only browser. Thankfully at many government offices netscape is the standard, I don't know why netscape, but its not IE. But anyway, if you inform consumers the ones you really need to get to are the lazy heads of IT at places like this that wont even unlock permissions to install other browsers so we can do it ourselves, probably concerned that it would let us around blocked sites or something. It does sound like this is going to be as hard to get rid of as leaded gasolene, it was worse, but as long as the big car companies were making leaded only cars, many stations only sold leaded. From what you guys are saying it sounds more like if they purposly made a car that needed amonia in its gas just to specialize it. Anyway, I suppose I agree with your cause then, but unless the legal system changes to be able to handle corporate corruption in general, which it currently cant but needs to for many reasons, i dont see this going anywhere. Speaking of gasolene and corporate corruption, did you hear that they wanted to pass a tax on the oil companies to make them help pay for roads, but they were too afriad of getting sued by them if they stop them from passing that tax on to consumers?
     
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  2. Nigel Goodwin

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    You need to put this into perspective - the so called 'standard' doesn't prevent IE from working - it's just one sad individual who has deliberately written his website so as not to work with IE, whilst remaining within that standard.
     
  3. Triode

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    I was thinking it needs put into prospective too, but more in the sense that there are massive corporate lobbies involving energy, war, healthcare and food, that damage our environment, safety, health, and taxes far more than some silly web browser problem.
     
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    I used to serve on a standards committee. Standards absolutely cannot, repeat cannot, be ramed down the throats of unwilling participants. They are not standards in a practical sense unless the participants buy in. You can howl at the moon all you want about why certain people think your baby (the standard) is ugly, and it won't make the slightest bit of difference.
     
  6. Triode

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    I just wonder how much of this is for the conspiritorial reasons suggested and how much is just discrepency. We have to make different models that run on 3 phase power, 60hz, 120hz, 120volt, 240 volt, AC, DC, because the machines are used everywhere. Now arguably MS has more reason to try to force the standard than those countries do, but as an engineer or technician of any kind these are just things you will have to live with.
     
  7. Hero999

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    Lol, that is sad, he must have a lot of time on his hands.:D

    I'm not defending them but may be they're using Word's engine because they need it for email editing.

    MSIE's HTML engine is purely view only; it doesn't support editing.

    Of course the reasonable solution would be to fix the broken Word engine but MS wouldn't do a sensible thing like that, would they?
     
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    I am pro-MS as u maybe know,
    and I'd call myself a loyal supporter.

    however recently I have switched to Opera, and it is much more comfortable.
    IE 8 has nagged me 100s of times, broken javascript, and unable to get error-free display. it is "too secure"!

    I mean, would you want to click cancel 200 or 300 times a day?
     
  9. Hero999

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    I've never tried IE 8, I didn't even know it was out.

    Does it work on XP or is it just a Pista thing?
     
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    it's pretty restrictive,
    sites which reply on complicate add on's can not be loaded correctly.

    if you leave the notification request on, in order to allow add on's, you also will have to deal with permanent javascript error's.

    I think it is because Sun Soft "GPL'ed", and pressed 2 billion from MS.
     
  11. David James

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    It works on XP.
     
  12. David James

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    I just tried that and the W3C validator tells me "Sorry! This document can not be checked."

    It complains: "No Character encoding declared at document level" ad "Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because on line 174 it contained one or more bytes that I cannot interpret as utf-8 (in other words, the bytes found are not valid values in the specified Character Encoding). Please check both the content of the file and the character encoding indication.

    The error was: utf8 "\xAA" does not map to Unicode".

    I've tried looking at your website in Opera and Mozilla Firefox, both fail to display it - what browsers does it work with?
     
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    I say, hang on, it's my own computer, I can't even run it if I really wanted to.

    I was barred for two months from editing youtube video descriptions, until I've installed Opera.

    there is weird stuff going on out there.

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  14. Torben

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    It's the original XHTML page as compressed data. The site owner has tried to enable gzip compression but the server is not sending the correct headers to identify the content as a compressed stream--so instead of your browser recognizing it as a compressed stream and decompressing it into XHTML, it just tries to display the compressed data. This (somewhat obviously) fails, in a rather ugly fashion.


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  15. Hero999

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    I tried his site a few days ago using Firefox and it worked. It's not working now though, for whatever reason.

    Hopefully the owner has grown a brain and it reforming it to work with all browsers. On second thoughts I doubt a Linux zealot would do such a thing.
     
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    Hey, I resemble that remark! :)

    Actually, you're confusing Linux zealots and W3C compliance zealots. Get us straight! ;)

    OK, so I prefer Linux. But XP wasn't too bad--interface sucked though.

    I'll argue pro-Linux until the cows come home. W3C compliance, on the other hand, is a good idea but not the only idea.


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  17. Hero999

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    I like Linux too but I don't consider myself to be a Linuz zealot.

    Liking Linux above Windows doesn't make you a Linux zealot. Thinking that you're so much better than M$ Wiblow$ loozers because you like Linux as you're so 1337 makes you a Linux zealot.
     
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    Thank you.

    So, being curious, I downloaded his index page with wget, renamed it to index.html.gz and unzipped it.

    When I save it as a local file, IE 8 opens it quite happily ...
     
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    Me too. I tried to be a Linux zealot but I couldn't find a zealot application that would run on Linux.
     
  20. Torben

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    You need wine.

    It's easier to be a zealot with wine.

    The more wine, the easier it is. ;)


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    Yup. That's pretty much how I figured out what the problem was.


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