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[REBOL] 1995 HTML (was Forum Name)

From: SunandaDH::aol::com at: 5-Jan-2004 18:53

> > > > ah thanks :-) > > It's a start, but yes that yikes 1995 HTML really needs to be modernized > asap with semantic tags throughout as all the blogging tools do. Plus > regular <meta> tags and other aids. > > In fact with even a *minimal* tweak, an embedded rebol code block version > the page could be made accessible so open, external services could build a > variety of Rebol and/or XML-friendly AltME archiving/search applications.
I don't want to defend the quality of Carl's HTML in this case -- I suspect that what you see is the result of about an hour's work to publish the world for the non-World users who want to follow the beta test as it develops. Not what he might have done if he had had the time. And I reckon that many of us could, with a day or so to spare write a very useful Altme-to-html publisher that would provide all sorts of goodies. But I will take a paragraph to explain Carl's approach to HTML. I've emailed him about it in the past (I think I called his HTML "quaint"). He responded with his experience of keeping HTML basic so that it will work across an enormous wide range of platforms and browsers -- Amigas, BEOS, you name it. A much wider spread than the IE 5.0 vs Opera 7.xx spread that usually informs cross-platform compatibility discussions. Me, I take an opposite approach (feel free to kick holes in my HTML by taking a peek at -- I aim at validation to HTML 4.01 Strict, and I want an (almost) clean sheet from accessibility checkers like Cynthia Says: There are limitations in both of our approaches, but at least we both have some solid reasoning behind our strategies. The REBOL world is a small but highly diverse community, so I guess other website owners have hit various cross-platform compatibility issues. I'd be interested in hearing others' approaches. Sunanda<