Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Joe Clark: Why is Don Knuth special?

Donald Knuth—yes, that Donald Knuth—sends a sniffy complaint to the W3C Validator team: the validator no longer accepts his ancient HTML. The W3C politely suggest that “this would be an opportunity for you to switch your content to an actually standard HTML version”. Joe Clark is less timid: “Fix it yourself. They’re your pages, not ours. Web standards are your responsibility. You can’t just order the little people around.”