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We're Mad As Hell And We're Not Going To Take It Anymore

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[Please check your calendars before flaming me]

We're Mad As Hell And We're Not Going To Take It Anymore

The web is a mess. We're tired of this deluge of <font> tags, nested
tables, spacer GIFs, and broken HTML. We're tired of having to make
separate pages for Netscape 4 users and adding "?printable=1" query
strings to URLs just to come up with text only output.

We're tired of unclosed tags and unquoted HTML tag attributes. We're
tired of <p> used as a line break. We're tired of tables within tables
of cellpadding=1 and a bgcolor used just to make single pixel borders.
We're tired of numeric permalink anchors which give us validation
errors just because the id attribute needs a value that starts with a
letter. We're tired of line after line of useless "happy text" web
page copy, pushing the real meat of the page below the fold.

We're tired of Microsoft Internet Explorer.

We're taking this to Washington. We're taking this to Congress. We're
taking back the Semantic Web. (Whatever that is.)

Be at the National Mall, Washington, DC, in front of the Capitol
Reflecting Pool on 01 Apr 2004 at 10:00 AM. Bring your pickets. Bring
your iBooks. Bring food and Pepsi. (And someone bring a really strong
wireless range extender antenna or something.) We want to show the
movers and shakers of this great country that it could be greater if
only every website was required to follow structural, usable, valid,
standards-based markup. We want them to know how important web
standards are to our nation and to the world!

See you there.

Kayode Okeyode
Jul 20 '05 #1
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