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Re: HTML5 Authoring Conformance Study

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 18:34:28 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa1003221634i47815b8bm32f0860fa25cd1cc@mail.gmail.com>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, HTMLwg WG <public-html@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
On 3/22/10, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>> I think those are good questions. I am personally more interested in
>> asking
>> them about specific requirements than in general form. It seemed like
>> Aryeh
>> at least felt that there may be good reasons for conformance requirements
>> besides interoperability, namely helping the author by spotting likely
>> mistakes, and user vigilance for such issues as nonstandard behavior.
>
> Discussion here is mostly focusing on validators as lint-like tools,
> to help authors (or possibly users) in some concrete way.  I think
> there are at least two other reasons

Some more reasons can be found in "Why Validate?"
http://validator.w3.org/docs/why.html

Best Regards,
Laura

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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 22 March 2010 23:35:00 UTC

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