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Re: &foo= in attribute values (and why defining conformance matters)

From: Rob Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 18:25:30 -0400
Message-ID: <4A32D5DA.2060703@mozilla.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Kornel <kornel@geekhood.net>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, public-html@w3.org
On 6/12/09 6:22 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Jun 2009, John Foliot wrote:
>    
>> I pose a serious question: what is the real benefit of making unescaped
>> ampersands non-conformant? (Of making anything "non-conformant"?)
>>      
>
> It defines what QA tools like conformance checkers should highlight as
> problems, as an aid to authors who wish to catch mistakes they did not
> intend. That's it.
>    

That's called a lint tool. You don't understand what MUST means.

- Rob
Received on Friday, 12 June 2009 22:26:12 UTC

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