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Re: DogFood

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 01:58:02 -0500
Message-ID: <47579D7A.2080707@us.ibm.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, Sam Ruby wrote:
>> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>>> I identified four classes of errors:
>>>  1) meta charset in XHTML
>> Why specifying a charset that matches the encoding is flagged as an 
>> error is probably something that should be discussed another day.  I 
>> happen to believe that people will author content intended to be used by 
>> multiple user agents which are at various levels of spec conformance.
> 
> That's actually an XML issue -- XML says the encoding should be in the XML 
> declaration, so HTML tries to not step on its toes and says that the 
> charset declaration shouldn't be included in the markup. (The spec has to 
> say that the UA must ignore that line anyway, so it's not clear that 
> there's any benefit to including it.)

If the declaration clashed, I could see the value in an error message, 
but as I said, this can be discussed another day.

>>>  2) wbr
>> I don't understand the error message that is produced, nor can I figure 
>> out what the problem is.  Can you elaborate?
> 
> <wbr> isn't valid HTML (and never has been).

Should it be?  :-)

i.e., does it serve a useful purpose?  Does it cause any backwards 
compatibility problems?

- Sam Ruby
Received on Thursday, 6 December 2007 06:58:29 GMT

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