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Message 2448 - Posted 15 Apr 2006 14:19:47 UTC

    I am not impressed with the quality of BOINC web pages, so I started working on making the pages XHTML 1.0 strict compatible. I made a nice progress, and sent my changes to David Anderson, the main developer of BOINC system so that the changes would be checked into CVS and made public.

    But sadly, David responded:

    Thanks for the diff,
    but XHTML conformance is not a goal - I like being able to use <p> as a separator.

    I got no response to continued attempt to persuade him that XHTML was good. I even suggested using <p /> as a separator if he wanted - it would still be a valid code and work as intended. No response.

    Seeing that there is no other option to persuade David (and make use of my work), I ask you to sign a petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/bncxhtml/. Once we have enough signatures, I will send the link to David with hopes to succeed.

    Sign the petition
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    Message 2451 - Posted 16 Apr 2006 2:09:03 UTC - in response to Message 2448.

      ... I got no response to continued attempt to persuade him that XHTML was good.


      Why strict XHTML? I agree in principle that the W3C standards are worth supporting, especially in the context of open-source software, but here I think something like Transitional HTML would be a more appropriate spec, to maximize accessibility. There are still a lot of \'old-fashioned\' browsers out there.

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      Message 2452 - Posted 16 Apr 2006 9:41:58 UTC - in response to Message 2451.

        There are still a lot of \'old-fashioned\' browsers out there.

        The browsers would nicely fall back to what they can understand if they can\'t understand XHTML. And XHTML is fully backwards compatible with HTML 4.01 Transitional.
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