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Re: DogFood (and inline/block constraints)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 21:52:38 -0600
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
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: <1196913158.3767.254.camel@pav>


On Thu, 2007-12-06 at 01:07 +0000, Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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).

Oh... I was thinking of something else entirely. Never mind.
Thanks for clearing that up before I spent more time on it.


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