Toby A Inkster wrote:
> Onideus Mad Hatter wrote:
>> no browser maker on the planet actually adheres to ALL of the W3C's
>> RECOMMENDATIONS. And all it takes is ONE to throw the whole concept
>> in the garbage.
> It is true that no browser adheres to all of the W3C recs, but I do not
> agree with your conclusion. Although the browsers are not perfect
> implementations, they are still a good approximation of W3C
> recommendations, and as each new version is released, they tend to get
> closer, not further away.
> So although real world browser testing is still a requirement, and likely
> will be for many years to come, there is still a lot of value in following
> the W3C recs.
The fact that browsers don't adhere to W3C standards is an old straw dog
argument. There are many, many good reasons for coding to those
standards that have nothing to do with consistent rendering across
browsers and platforms that have been articulated in great detail.