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Re: summary attribute compromise proposal

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 16:39:59 -0700
Message-Id: <F5774253-1A3D-4179-84D5-4170AEFB7248@gbiv.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
On Aug 5, 2009, at 5:00 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> For the moment, I'm focused on a more near term objective: is this  
> something good enough for now.  So, if you agree with Maciej that  
> this is good enough for the long term clearly you are OK with it  
> for now.  If you aren't sure, but feel that it addresses the  
> immediate objection; that;s fine too for my purposes.
>
> If you feel otherwise, please speak up.  I'd like to give people  
> until Sunday night to do so, otherwise I will assume that this is  
> the basis for the draft that we are going with.

Use of @summary on a table should not result in a warning.

There is no justification for a warning in either current or
soon-to-be-implemented practice.  It is actively harmful to
content producers who are producing HTML content *now* to tell
them that a warning may be announced if they have the temerity
to produce a high-quality summary.

That text should be removed until such time as the working group
makes an actual decision to warn against use of @summary.

....Roy
Received on Thursday, 6 August 2009 23:40:34 UTC

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