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Re: Proposal: Don't to XML wf-ness checks on text/html pages [was: Validator timeout and XML-LibXML bug]

From: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:22:50 -0400
Cc: Ville U2t5dHSPq6M= <ville.skytta@iki.fi>, ted@w3.org, public-qa-dev@w3.org, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, jean-gui@w3.org, tgambet@w3.org
Message-Id: <91197B36-74BD-4A03-A799-7993ED116594@la-grange.net>
To: "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>

Le 17 juin 2010 à 22:58, Michael(tm) Smith a écrit :
> So if a site serves a page as text/html:
>  - the validator should, by default, evaluate it text/html -- not
>    as XML -- and should therefore not do any XML well-formedness
>    checking on it
>  - if we provide a means for doing XML wf-ness checking on
>    text/html pages at all, it should be an option that the user
>    needs to manually select; it should not be the default

+1. text/html validates the page as html and do not check XML wf.
    Though does it mean that many pages which were validating XHTML 1.0 will be invalid HTML5?
    I guess it is just the XML wf. so no issue.
    (we have to be careful with user expectations, and document it very clearly somewhere).

+1 to the option for checking XML wf.

The other issue is when you upload a document. In this scenario, you have no idea what was the intent of the person. We could still propose both scenario.

Karl Dubost
Montréal, QC, Canada
Received on Friday, 18 June 2010 04:23:06 UTC

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