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Re: On HTML5 conformance and conformance checking

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 19:34:18 +0300
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org
Message-Id: <212F8C99-9310-4C63-85C9-903514DD9BD1@iki.fi>
To: "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>

On Apr 14, 2008, at 17:43, Steven Faulkner wrote:
> So while the web may one day contain many documents that get the HTML5
> conformance checker "stamp of approval" It will actually be littered
> with non conforming HTML5 documents..

Assuming that a conformance checker issue stamps of approval emerges.

However, regardless alt, there are many other reasons why passing  
machine-checkable conformance criteria does not imply that the non- 
machine-checkable conformance criteria was passed as well.

For example, HTML 5 seeks to make layout tables non-conforming, which  
I think it is an exercise in futility. Anyway, it isn't machine- 
checkable. (WCAG 2.0 allows layout tables and ARIA even caters to  
them, by the way. Both pragmatic choices.)

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 14 April 2008 16:35:10 UTC

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