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Re: Comparing conformance requirements against real-world docs

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 21:14:42 +0000
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1220476482.4554.756.camel@pav.lan>

On Sat, 2008-08-30 at 10:24 +0300, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> To get data for assessing how well the drafted conformance  
> requirements fit existing practice, I validated 516875 Web documents  
> with the Validator.nu engine.

Nifty work... thanks.

After looking at these...

[...]
> 0.5932	Attribute “border” not allowed on element “img” at this point.
> 0.5547	Attribute “cellspacing” not allowed on element “table” at this  
> point.
> 0.5469	Attribute “cellpadding” not allowed on element “table” at this  
> point.
> 0.5315	Attribute “border” not allowed on element “table” at this point.
> 0.5079	Attribute “width” not allowed on element “table” at this point.
> 0.4676	Attribute “width” not allowed on element “td” at this point.
> 0.4428	Attribute “language” not allowed on element “script” at this  
> point.
> 0.4268	The internal character encoding declaration must be the first  
> child of the “head” element.
> 0.4172	Attribute “valign” not allowed on element “td” at this point.
> 0.4156	Attribute “align” not allowed on element “td” at this point.

I was curious what the HTML 5 spec says about, for example, valign.
It's silent.

Perhaps they're intended to be discussed in the rendering
section that's TBD? If so, a more explicit TODO note would
be nice.

Or perhaps under  "9.3 Obsolete elements, attributes, and APIs"?

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#rendering

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