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Re: Proposal: Polyglot validation in degrees - not boolean

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:44:18 +0100
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <20121212124418158870.9d415995@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Henri Sivonen, Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:33:26 +0200:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 11:22 AM, Leif Halvard Silli:
>> 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*.

Hence polyglot. :-) And, in the above example, the problem (or the 
solution) isn’t the XML, but the DTD.
-- 
Leif Halvard Silli
Received on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:44:41 GMT

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