To be clear, my statement, which was quite sweeping, was meant to
express that when a site is built for computers as opposed to humans
then that to me flies in the face of Web Standards. So I agree :-)


2008/6/3 Rick Lecoat <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> On 3 Jun 2008, at 12:55, Darren West wrote:
>
>> I do feel this is all rather subjective and depends on what you're
>> building, that is until you consider SEO; which I feel flies in the
>> face of Web Standards
>
> I agree that much of this stuff is, inevitably, subjective. Web standards
> gives us a good framework to work to, but within that there are always
> numerous ways to skin the same cat (yes, it's a very unlucky cat).
>
> Re. SEO, I think that it can work just fine alongside web standards -- in
> moderation; as soon as you get too SEO-crazed you risk starting to erode the
> web standards 'purity' (if that doesn't sound too fascist) in order to
> accommodate some pro-Google trick or another.
>
> The root of Google's webmaster guidelines can be summarised as "just create
> your page for humans to read without difficulty and don't obsess about
> trying to manipulate our search engine", and really that's not so far from
> web standards, is it?
>
> --
> Rick Lecoat
>
>
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