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Re: LYNX-DEV [long] "litt?eral"

From: Jonathan Sergent
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV [long] "litt?eral"
Date: Sun, 04 May 1997 15:14:34 EST


 ] Do you really
 ] want to remove that token and reminder of the "good old days" when
 ] Web development was based at CERN and guided earnestly by the values
 ] of platform-independent, content-rather-glitz-oriented, worthwhile
 ] and honest "information sharing"?!?!?

Did you forget to include poor spelling in that list?

All the "literal" things are in comments or internal identifiers 
(macros, even), so it obviously doesn't change the behavior of the
browser one bit, but it does avert future confusion should part of
the code start using the correct spelling and part of the code use
the incorrect spelling.  All the strange-looking code in the libwww
directory is enough to remind me...


I was just browsing through the parsers to try to grasp what people 
have been doing to them, and it started to get on my nerves after a 
few times (call it anal-retentive [with a hyphen!] if you want, but 
bad spelling gets to me).

Ignore it if you want, I won't complain.

 . . .

This reminds me of something else that has been bugging me.

I find lynx to be an incredible productivity tool.  Internet standards 
are, and have been, determined by the software that has been implemented, 
not the other way around.  Don't get me wrong; I don't support or write 
the non-HTML floating around out there, but it seems that when "doing 
the right thing" and "doing the technically correct thing" conflict, 
"doing the right thing" ought to be a design goal, for the sake of 


Back to finals for me...

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