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Re: table layout conformance (was: some conformance questions)

From: Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 09:45:07 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTikTnE3iHCcFd6TwBan-Dm4mWj-DLgwxfIFx492H@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
>> "Tables must not be used as layout aids. Historically, some Web authors
>> have misused tables in HTML as a way to control their page layout. This
>> usage is non-conforming"
>> http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/tabular-data.html#tabular-data
>
> Thanks for letting me know. I am then officially objecting to that
> last sentence of this paragraph in the spec, and I want it to be
> removed.
>
> No conformance checker can test this so this cannot be a conformance
> criterium.

Only some author conformance requirements are machine-checkable. This
is one of the ones that isn't. Are you objecting to the presence of
any non-machine-checkable author conformance criteria? If so, please
see this comment on the relevant Bugzilla bug:

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=7034#c35


Ted
Received on Thursday, 17 June 2010 16:46:03 UTC

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