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Re: HTML 4.01 Strict table attributes and downplayed errors

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 14:40:53 +0200
Message-ID: <49D20F55.8050900@lachy.id.au>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Why aren't HTML 4.01 Strict attributes on table, td and th (except axis)
> downplayed?

The remaining attributes are:

* align
* valign
* char
* charoff

Are you suggesting that the char and charoff attributes should also be 
downplayed errors too, or should they also be excluded along with axis 
because they're widely unsupported?

> Is there a pragmatic reason why align on td and th isn't fully conforming?

Because it is presentational and CSS handles alignment just fine.  Is 
there a reason align should be considered conforming?  Are you 
suggesting that valign should be fully conforming too, or just a 
downplayed error?

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
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