When a page is not standards compliant it becomes
slang, and as
such its interpretation is subjective or, at best, only known to
Such pages, and particularly those with multiple slang instances,
start to become only understandable by one interpreter (browser).
Once this happens, the universality of the Web fails, because it
restricts site usage to a certain browser.
Making your sites standards-compliant will help ensure every
browser, old and new, will be able to present the sites
and also that they will
work in the future, making your site
accessible from a wide range of devices ranging from desktops to
The universality and interoperability of the Web is one of the biggest
assets of mankind today. Liberty of expression and freedom of information
have found their new home inside the fertile Web space.
If you let a single corporation or entity the power to
control the Internet's protocols, they would be
able to control the Web just as much as the mass-media.
Please don't let that happen.