Standard Fare at the Builder.com

Standard Fare at the Builder.com conference

Next, Dori Smith stood up to read a quote from Adobe’s PR department explaining why GoLive cannot create HTML 4.0 compliant Web pages. Adobe’s position was that the importance of standards had been greatly exaggerated by a small and vocal minority. The company argument was that because most Web designers create their pages with WYSIWYG tools, and WYSIWYG tools don’t support standards, then standards are irrelevant. Smith paused to let the audience ponder this circular logic before saying, simply, “It is very difficult to create standards-compliant Web pages with WYSIWYG tools.”

The Adobe PR department logic is astounding.

Standard Fare at the Builder.com

Standard Fare at the Builder.com conference

Next, Dori Smith stood up to read a quote from Adobe’s PR department explaining why GoLive cannot create HTML 4.0 compliant Web pages. Adobe’s position was that the importance of standards had been greatly exaggerated by a small and vocal minority. The company argument was that because most Web designers create their pages with WYSIWYG tools, and WYSIWYG tools don’t support standards, then standards are irrelevant. Smith paused to let the audience ponder this circular logic before saying, simply, “It is very difficult to create standards-compliant Web pages with WYSIWYG tools.”

The Adobe PR department logic is astounding.