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Re: example spec text for longdesc

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 17:16:57 +0200
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110330171657951771.7d93b98d@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Henri Sivonen, Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:36:58 +0300:
> On Sun, 2011-03-27 at 17:28 +0200, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> Henri: Shouldn't checkers validate @cite too?
> 
> Checkers *must* validate that @cite contains a valid URL potentially
> surrounded by spaces.
> 
> However, I don't think using @cite as an example here does any good.
> @cite is a remarkably useless feature in HTML. With my validator
> developer hat on, I have about zero interest in developing
> @cite-oriented checking features.

The important question was: should @cite point to a fragment - or not.

If it should, then it would - I suppose - be simple to check that the 
@cite points to a fragment. Whether that fragment is correct, is 
another thing - I understand that that requires "heavier" validation.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 15:17:34 GMT

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