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Hi All,
Plz,Give the reason for this Problem:
"The HTML code generated by Webfocus is not W3C complaint".


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The reason and solution?????


Do you think this is the place to find the solution?

I would send this question to Information Builders, they might be able to answer this and find the solution (whatever that might be).


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Like Frank asked why is it an issue that WebFocus is not W3C compliant?
Microsoft is not either or any other major sofware vendor for that matter.

If the reason is that the company that you are working for requires W3C compliance
then the only solution is that they create every single thing they want using a
basic language and have standards in place that restrict programmers from using
those parts/features that are none compliant, All tools have them.
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The issue of the OP is not that "WebFocus is not W3C compliant?", but that "The HTML code generated by Webfocus is not W3C compliant".

I'm sure the many users that prefer Firefox, or other non-IE browsers, wish that WebFocus generated W3C compliant HTML. There are many reasons to prefer well structured, W3C valid HTML or XHTML, that a Google search will reveal.

IBI has been too dependent on Microsoft for too long. Odd, since they have been a trail blazer in cross platform interoperability. They are trying to provide better support for Firefox, but I wonder if that is by patches, or standards support ?

While I'm on a bit of a rant, I sorely wish IBI hadn't dropped the MacFocus product. They could have learned a lot about making better GUI interfaces, something that they still do poorly. I was disappointed with the GUI of the first Windows product Focus DLL, and it hasn't gotten much better since...

Again, odd, considering that Focus was the standout programming user interface in the mainframe days !

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Dave, It is fully understood that the W3C compliance was with regard to the HTML/javascript
and not the WebFocus application product.

However the statistics speak for themselves.

Microsoft in spite of the gains made by Firefox still controls over 50% of the browser market.

What you do not see in these statistics which represent ALL web usage are the statistics
specific to business usage. There Microsoft probably has an 80% share, purely on the basis that most companies will not allow the use of any other browser.

I fully agree that in the ideal world browser output generated by WebFocus should work with all browsers, however I think you would be challenged to find a single thing that did, either because of lack of W3C compliance or bugs in the browser it’s self. They all have them.

There is no such thing as a 100% W3C compliant browser.

Very interestingly as a total side note. With 7.6.6 I have a WebFocus html/JavaScript menu system based on HTML Painter that works in Opera without a flaw but will not run
in IE 7 or Firefox. (Also works in the Google Chrome Beta)
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