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Re: Persistent XHTML M12N bugs

From: Shane P. McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 06:43:20 -0500
Message-ID: <3BB1BF58.2E644493@aptest.com>
To: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org, Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>, Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>, voyager-issues@mn.aptest.com


James Clark wrote:
> 
> I was working on bringing my RELAX NG implementation of XHTML M12N into
> conformance with the final Rec and I noticed that a couple of issues that I
> had reported did not appear to be resolved.  Specifically:
> 
> 1. In the basic tables abstract module, the table element has a width
> attribute, but the DTD does not. I reported this twice:
> 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html-editor/2001JanMar/0258.html
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html-editor/2001JanMar/0033.html

This, in my opinion, is a bug in the DTD that has been "fixed" several
times.  We can fix it harder ;-), but we need to get affirmation of it
from the working group. I am forwarding this message into the database
in order to re-open the trouble ticket.

> 
> 2. The content model of the frameset element in XHTML modularization allows
> the noframes element only as the last child (both the abstract and the DTD
> module). This restriction is not present in either HTML 4
> or XHTML 1.0.  Surely at the very least, the legacy module should redeclare
> the content model to be consistent with HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0. I reported
> this for the PR:
> 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html-editor/2001JanMar/0035.html

The working group resolved two things with regard to this: 1) we really
wanted the noframes element to be the last thing in the content model,
and 2) the legacy module is not intended to reproduce _exactly_ the
semantics and syntax of earlier versions.
> 
> James

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