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Re: Object Element Re: WaSP Asks the W3C (2005)

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 15:40:49 +0200
Message-ID: <42948061.1060909@annevankesteren.nl>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
CC: "'public-evangelist@w3.org' w3. org" <public-evangelist@w3.org>

Karl Dubost wrote:
>> I was wondering how OBJECT is supposed to work in future versions  of 
>> XHTML when XHTML 2.0 changes the name of the DATA attribute to  SRC. 
>> Also, how relevant is OBJECT in XHTML 2.0?
> I think this has already been discussed on www-html, I encourage you  to 
> read the thread starting at
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2004Jul/thread.html#6

I was pointing out something completely different, not? This also 
doesn't answer the second question.

This was in response to the article on the WaSP site which asked for 
comments on this particular mailing list and I was wondering how they 
could state that OBJECT is forward compatible when it isn't.

>> And how far is this future were non-strict web content breaks? Now  
>> even mobile devices can render the most ugly nested tag soup usable  
>> and this size of including such a parser is probably negligible I  
>> think we might never lose it. There is even an effort going on to  
>> standardize HTML parsing rules. With other words: defining error  
>> handling similar to CSS.
> That is definitely a question you should ask to the HTML WG. An error  
> mechanism is always good, but it's not the task of public-evangelist  to 
> define such mechanism.
> Though, you are in accordance with what the QA WG recommend in QA  
> Framework Specification Guidelines:
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/qaframe-spec/#error
> There are something for such things in the last WD of XHTML 2.0
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml2/conformance.html#s_conform_user_agent
>     Point 4. to 8.
> If you think, it's not enough, you should really send an email to the  
> HTML WG at www-html-editor@w3.org .

I was talking about HTML4 here. I certainly hope XHTML2 will just break 
on <b> <i> </b> </i>.

Kind regards,


  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 25 May 2005 13:40:47 UTC

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