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Re: some conformance questions

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 14:37:42 +0100
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To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi Henri,
>I realize you are posting questions to make a point to Hixie,

I don't think its wise to make assumptions about my motivation for posting
these. If i wanted to make a point to hixie i would make it to him. Yes
these questions have arisen because of the current discussions, but I am not
trying to make a point to hixie, I am trying to better understand the issues
and thinking around what is considered a conformance error and why.

>A presentation by Daniel Glazman at XTech 2006 convinced me that empty
structures should be valid. Letting them be valid makes it easier to develop
editors >that maintain validity at each editing operation and don't allow
invalid intermediate states.

That sounds reasonable, but what about cases where there are empty elements
<h1> for example in a published document?

regards
stevef
On 17 June 2010 14:28, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:

> "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > what are the use cases for a single cell data table?
> >
> >  <table>
> > <tr>
> >  <td>1</td>
> > </tr>
> > </table>
>
> > under what circumstances does it make sense for a page with only a
> > heading
> > to be considered conforming?
>
> > Under what circumstances does it make sense for a page without any
> > content
> > in the body and no content in the title to be considered conforming?
>
> > Under what circumstances does it make sense for a list with no content
> > to be
> > considered conforming?
>
> I realize you are posting questions to make a point to Hixie, but I'll
> respond to these anyway:
>
> A presentation by Daniel Glazman at XTech 2006 convinced me that empty
> structures should be valid. Letting them be valid makes it easier to develop
> editors that maintain validity at each editing operation and don't allow
> invalid intermediate states.
>
> --
> Henri Sivonen
> hsivonen@iki.fi
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
>



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Steve Faulkner
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