With the aforementioned extensions even IE is a good testing and debugging platform, but browsers are still far too forgiving to help interaction architects with their quest for a compliant and clean Web.
Some of the stricter features of older browsers – Netscape 4.x not rendering unclosed tables or IE showing a fixed status bar and popping up error messages – got axed for seemingly better usability.
Maybe a really strict browser, or even better, the operating system refusing to render invalid HTML, would make the Web a cleaner and more reliable media than it is today. It would also ensure that companies need to provide quality rather than quantity in a shiny wrapper.
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