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Re: DogFood (and inline/block constraints)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 01:07:00 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0712060056460.19030@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, Dan Connolly wrote:
> > 
> > Even "Bad value text for attribute type on XHTML element input." is 
> > technically correct although not exactly helpful (see error class 4 
> > below). This message is the #1 usability bug, BTW.
> 
> I think it's a spec bug.
> 
> I don't think it's cost-effective to try to constrain authors in this 
> respect. I hope this constraint is dropped from HTML 5.

It's actually a relaxation of constraints in HTML4. In HTML4 the element 
isn't allowed there at all, but we figured that was too strict when it 
came to the type="hidden" value elements, since those don't affect the 
user at all (they're hidden by definition).

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