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Re: summary attribute compromise proposal

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 13:32:37 -0700
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <83B5783E-1595-4194-B0D4-18F12759730C@apple.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On Aug 4, 2009, at 1:29 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:

>> ...
>>> I agree it's good to make sure @summary is used for what it's  
>>> there; I'm not yet convinced that an unconditional validator  
>>> warning is the right way to get there, though.
>> Do you think it's acceptable as part of a compromise, even if  
>> you're not sure it's ideal?
>> ...
> No, not really, as the behavior of validators really is a key  
> question here (next to the (current) guidance not to use it).

What do you think is the proper validator behavior on encountering  
summary="" - keeping in mind that providing no guidance at all to  
authors is likely to be unacceptable to many people?

Received on Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:33:18 UTC

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