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· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · November
· · · · 26 (1 entry)

Fair is Fair · And borked is borked. A few days back, I <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2005/11/21/Microsoft-XML-News'>flamed away</a> at the <a href='http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fmsdn.microsoft.com%2Fxml%2Frss%2Fsse%2F'>egregiously-broken</a> markup over at MSDN. Alex Barnett over at MSDN <a href='http://blogs.msdn.com/alexbarn/archive/2005/11/26/497187.aspx'>points out</a> that our own <a href='http://developers.sun.com/'>Sun Developer Network</a> site <a href='http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fdevelopers.sun.com'>isn’t valid either</a>. Not as bad as MSDN (I noticed the problem there because it misdisplays on Safari) but still borked. It’s pathetic, just pathetic, when two of the leading developers’ resources on the Web can’t get their shit together and emit valid web content. Guys, go buy <a href='http://www.zeldman.com/dwws/'>Zeldman</a> and <a href='http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0321303474/mezzoblue-20/102-1939359-8959344'>Shea</a> and, like I said before, get a clue. <i>[Update: Make that “borked is borked is borked”; per James Snell, <a href='http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/dw_blog_comments.jspa?blog=351&entry=100822&ca=drs-bl'>IBM too</a>. Let’s those of us working for the companies behind those sites all do some more public shouting and private pleading, and maybe we can make ’em do the right thing.]</i>
 
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