Re: [WSG] Real world use of standards

2004-01-28 Thread Chris Blown
Clients need to be informed of the benefits of standards and most will see the value right away. However compromises on design and functionality can offset the benefits quite quickly. The old saying The customers always right seems to fit here. Government departments are _mostly_ aware of

Re: [WSG] Real world use of standards

2004-01-28 Thread Justin French
On Thursday, January 29, 2004, at 11:06 AM, Bradley Wright wrote: I have a question for you all, given that quite a few of you work for large, CMS-type companies and the collective level of experience here is seemingly very large: How many of you have experienced working for companies/clients

Re: [WSG] Real world use of standards

2004-01-28 Thread russ weakley
Bradley, First of all, this is not off-topic at all. In fact, I reckon it's the most important issue facing developers/designers on this list. Here are some comments based on Peter's and my experience.. Take or leave as you wish. :) CLIENTS We always sit down with our clients and discuss

RE: [WSG] Real world use of standards

2004-01-28 Thread Mark Stanton
How many of you have experienced working for companies/clients which actively embrace the standards and protocols/working methods we discuss here every day? It seems to me that very often dealing with clients and client needs makes using standards to the fullest an impractical thing at best.

RE: [WSG] Real world use of standards

2004-01-28 Thread info
a battle. Regards, David McDonald http://www.davidmcdonald.org Original Message From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [WSG] Real world use of standards Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 11:06:45 +1100 I have a question for you all, given that quite a few of you work