Jul 26, 2005 (03:07 PM EDT)
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The Web Standards Project is at it again, bless their agitated little hearts. The group has functioned since 1998 as a sort of volunteer enforcer wing of the W3C: you can pretty much picture them standing around cracking their knuckles and drawling, do what Tim Berners-Lee says and we won't hafta hurt youse, got it? Despite struggling to regain relevancy in the wake of the browser wars, these gadflies for justice haven't given up; they're launching new attacks on several fronts, fighting for web accessibility, unobtrusive DOM scripting, and better standards support in Microsoft Visual Studio and ASP.NET. And this time it's personal!
If you've never viewed the Web through Amaya, it's probably worth a shot, just to see what the world looks like to a W3C stalwart. It looks, in a word, broken. Many pages aren't even readable, and as far as most interactive content goes, fahgettaboudit. If this is how they see the Web, it's no wonder that the WaSP folks talk about the Internet in near-apocalyptic terms. "Most of the Web remains a Balkanized mess of non–valid markup, unstructured documents yoked to outdated presentational hacks, and incompatible code fragments that leave many millions of web users frustrated and disenfranchised," the WaSP site complains. "W3C standards, supported in all popular browsers, are the only means of ensuring that the sites you build today will work for all—today and tomorrow. If not now, when? If not you, who?"
I just wonder—will it work in Amaya?