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[Bug 8525] New: Authoring Tools are exempt from using elements only for their specified purpose

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Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 16:57:09 +0000
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-8525-3290@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8525

           Summary: Authoring Tools are exempt from using elements only for
                    their specified purpose
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: a11y
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: jeanne@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, public-
                    html-a11y@w3.org


HTML5 says (in the section "Authoring tools and markup generators"):
"Authoring tools are exempt from the strict requirements of using
elements only for their specified purpose, but only to the extent that
authoring tools are not yet able to determine author intent."

AUWG Comment:
Suggest stating that authoring tools should help authors meet the strict
requirement (of using elements only for their specified purpose) by not
automatically misusing elements or encouraging the author to do so (e.g.
in documentation)


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