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Re: Comparing conformance requirements against real-world docs

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 07:03:36 +0000 (UTC)
To: Lee Kowalkowski <lee.kowalkowski@googlemail.com>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0812270701100.12643@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Fri, 26 Dec 2008, Lee Kowalkowski wrote:
> 2008/12/24 Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>:
> > On Sat, 30 Aug 2008, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> >> 0.0329        Required children missing from element "dl".
> >
> > Presentational abuse?
> 
> A list cannot have zero items?  Why not?  I think it's nicer to allow 
> especially in a dynamic context, it would be more convenient if scripts 
> didn't have to remove a list's container if/when its last item is 
> removed.

An empty <dl> wouldn't cause that error message. That message comes from 
scenarios like <dl><dt></dl>, <dl><dd></dl>, and <dl><dd><dt></dl>.

(Maybe the message should be improved?)

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