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RE: 4.1.1 question, not clearly documented

From: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@exchange.microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 23:51:46 +0000
To: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E333727E0A1D0C4E8E91C4D0492F0771028D3C62@df-m14-02.exchange.corp.microsoft.com>
I understand that's how to test that the validation technique has been done.  But, validation is only a technique, and techniques are optional.  This case isn't listed in the failure.  Should it be?

-----Original Message-----
From: Sailesh Panchang [mailto:spanchang02@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2009 7:44 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Cc: Cynthia Shelly
Subject: Re: 4.1.1 question, not clearly documented

Cynthia,

Validating the code  through a validator is the test for 4.1.1. This is with regard to the  DTD. This will ensure it is "according to their specifications". How a browser or AT handles  this is of no concern.
I think the SC and  hints for testing are sufficiently clear.
Regards,
Sailesh Panchang
www.deque.com
Tel 571-344-1765 (C)
703-225-0380 (work)

--- On Thu, 2/19/09, Cynthia Shelly <cyns@exchange.microsoft.com> wrote:

> From: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@exchange.microsoft.com>
> Subject: 4.1.1 question, not clearly documented
> To: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> Date: Thursday, February 19, 2009, 6:25 PM
> I couldn't find a definitive answer to this question by
> looking at the 4.1.1 text or failures.
>
> If a page has a doctype of XHMTL 1.0 and includes an IMG or
> INPUT tag that isn't self-closing, does it pass 4.1.1?
>
> <input type="text"> is allowed in HTML
> <input type="text" /> would be expected in
> XHTML
>
> BUT, it's not entirely clear whether
> <input type="text"> in XHTML passes.  I
> don't believe it causes any problems, it's still
> parseable by user agents, but I'm not sure if it
> violates
> "elements have complete start and end tags, elements
> are nested according to their specifications,"
>
> Can we clarify this in a technique or failure?
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