D. Kieth: Sick of web standards

D. Kieth Robinson is Sick of web standards. I’ll quote most of it here…

There are basically four reactions to posts on Web standards and frankly more advocacy doesn’t seem to be helping most of them.

1 You Already Get It

Well, this one is pretty obvious. You read a post on Web standards, you agree with it and can see all the advantages. I don’t really need to talk to you any more.

2 You’ll Never Get It

No matter what I say, no matter how much real world or theoretical evidence I supply, you’ll never see the value of Web standards. Good luck to you. I don’t need to talk to you any more.

3 You Expect Too Much

These people bother me the most. You’re the person for whom nothing less that 100% valid code on every page I build is enough. In your mind I should just keep my mouth shut if I can’t “walk the walk.â€� Fine, I’ll do that. I don’t want to talk to you any more. See you in the real world.

4 You’re Interested and You Want To Know More

This is where I’ve been trying to target most of my work. You’re the person who might be new to Web standards, but you’ve just not been able to get your head around it. You work in the real world and want to see real world benefits. You want people to “showâ€� rather than “tellâ€�.

I think he’s right.