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Why I hate the W3C (or) Why I hate Blogger (or) Why I hate both

From the W3C site:
"The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable
technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead
the Web to its full potential."

Blogger is what you're reading this page on. It publishes your thoughts through the Web, so a lot of people can read them.

Now that I have formally introduced both of them, I will talk about the problems I have with both of them.

Problem 1


When I try to hit a newline in blogger, it assumes I'm a noob and inserts a <br/> in place.

Now, when I happen to insert a few newlines (\n) in a list for my own readability, it converts them to something like:
</li><br/><li>

which isn't really okay with the W3C XHTML transitional validator. Hmmmph! Now how about that?

Problem 2


The blogger templates are written sometimes with <p> so according to the W3C, there are problems nesting block level elements in it. Now I being a normal user introduce a paragraph because I think that woul…

Life just got a li'l harder

After dusting off the cobwebs off this blog, I write today. (Why do I feel like using the word: sabbatical?)

I just feel that life keeps getting harder for people as they grow older. Especially because of the learning factor.

Now, I start with my theory:

People usually learn a lot of stuff when they are young. It's like their brains are formatted and you've got all of your hard disk to use. It's like you can keep putting data in forever. The catch is, you can't archive your old data into tapes nor remove them. And you've got to put up with bad inode information as well. And plain old stupid data. :|

Example: I still remember something about Oxygen and symmetric sigma orbitals outside of pi orbitals in a valency diagram.

But as you keep stuffing things into it down the years, it eventually becomes full. So you try harder and harder to squeeze in more data, as your environment changes; People expect you to upgrade yours OS files once in a while. Or at least get the old pr…