Hello good people! :)
I would like to propose: WPWS WordPress Web Standards
This would be a compliance thing where all theme developers and plugin developers and any and all WordPress developers adhere to a managed set of standards so that 100% INTERcompatibility is guaranteed.
Think it's impossible?
So was the four minute mile and man on the moon.
I'm one of the people who uses WordPress for client sites.
I imagine that I loose about two+ hours a day supporting compatibility issues.
Things on WordPress sites just break and randomly happen so I go to the forums and help desks for all of the tools I use. Then I wait. And clients wait. And tomorrow we might find a solution.
Today a Simple-Press forum had an issue with a child theme in the Genesis Framework. Yesterday and the day before it was an upgrade to a plugin that caused another plugin to misbehave. And tomorrow it will be the same.
In my Utopian WPWS world I'd always and only use products that were WPWS compliant. Then I would get my life back.
As Lennon said, "Imagine..."
I would like to imagine that the majority of all WordPress related support systems, ticket desks, forums and FAQs would become about 60% less active because of WPWS.
And all of us would gain so much more time in life.
Lennon, Bannister, Armstrong, WPWS...
Christopher E. Eller
Creative Intelligence Officer