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Re: headers= and rowgroup

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 23:43:53 +0200
Message-ID: <<<fedbe8492d533bfad28c60cd0d55468f@10013.local>>>
To: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

2007-09-12 21:52:57 +0200 James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
> 
>>>> «rowgroup simply works»? Well, it «it simply works» in the Table
>>>> Inspector. I hope we can make into a tool we can trust.
>>> I'm not sure that's possible for HTML4 given the lack of a proper
>>> specification. It's not entirely clear to me what you mean with
>>> "trust" either.   The tool is open source and everyone can simply fork
>>> their own version.
>> 
>> «trust» as in «bug free».
> 
> The problem is no one can agree what the HTML4 spec means. In that sense it 
> is the spec itself that is untrustworthy as one cannot author content, or 
> write tools, to one's own interpretation of the spec and have reasonable 
> confidence that any other person will have interpreted it in the same way.

This is a bit exaggerating.

> This would be a real problem if our task was to write errata for HTML4. 
> Fortunately it is not. Therefore we can concentrate on the rather more 
> interesting task of working out what the HTML 5 spec ought to say in order 
> that it is as useful as possible.

It is not interesting if we are ignoring what we have, and set forth as if we had just arrived at terra nullus. 
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 12 September 2007 21:44:18 UTC

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