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

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 18:06:20 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTik73G3P5bZQDFd4vppNr6iCDXYtQt2Ce7BbNcyW@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Edward O'Connor" <hober0@gmail.com>
Cc: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
hi ted,
>Only some author conformance requirements are machine-checkable. This
>is one of the ones that isn't.

i don't think this as yet has been shown to be the case, unless i have
missed the research?

regards
stevef


On 17 June 2010 17:45, Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com> wrote:

> >> "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
>



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