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From: Ian Hickson via cvs-syncmail <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 12:26:16 +0000
To: public-html-commits@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1NSUxs-0005Eh-T2@lionel-hutz.w3.org>
Update of /sources/public/html5/spec
In directory hutz:/tmp/cvs-serv19929

Modified Files:
Log Message:
Clarify how much leeway editors get in not being AIs. (whatwg r4529)

Index: Overview.html
RCS file: /sources/public/html5/spec/Overview.html,v
retrieving revision 1.3625
retrieving revision 1.3626
diff -u -d -r1.3625 -r1.3626
--- Overview.html	6 Jan 2010 12:14:59 -0000	1.3625
+++ Overview.html	6 Jan 2010 12:26:12 -0000	1.3626
@@ -1959,14 +1959,21 @@
     <p>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.</p>
+    intent. However, authoring tools must not automatically misuse
+    elements or encourage their users to do so.</p>
     <p class="example">For example, it is not conforming to use an
     <code><a href="#the-address-element">address</a></code> element for arbitrary contact information;
     that element can only be used for marking up contact information
     for the author of the document or section. However, since an
     authoring tool is likely unable to determine the difference, an
-    authoring tool is exempt from that requirement.</p>
+    authoring tool is exempt from that requirement. This does not
+    mean, though, that authoring tools can use <code><a href="#the-address-element">address</a></code>
+    elements for any block of italics text (for instance); it just
+    means that the authoring tool doesn't have to verify that when the
+    user uses a tool for inserting contact information for a section,
+    that the user really is doing that and not inserting something
+    else instead.</p>
     <p class="note">In terms of conformance checking, an editor has to
     output documents that conform to the same extent that a
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