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Re: Proposal: Polyglot validation in degrees - not boolean

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:33:26 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJQvAudUPB65Y+QVN-Ea_n0CG-ABnL7No6jO6aCj9yO6WhpZ+Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 11:22 AM, Leif Halvard Silli
<xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> Are you aware that XHTML 1.0 Appendix C  did *not* support that kind of
> flagging? On the contrary!
>
> Of course, for *end* tags, then XHTML 1.0 validation did of course
> catch such errors. But for  auto-generated elements, like <tbody>,
> then, as noted in the PolyglotRecommendationRationale, XHTML 1.0
> required *XML parsers* to adapt (which is directly opposed to the
> identical DOM principle):

There are many cases where people expect XHTML to solve a problem for
them and it doesn’t *really*. However, for people who wanted to avoid
implied tags, XHTML 1.0 as text/html was a better approximation than
any kind of HTML validation.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:33:59 UTC

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