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Re: [XHTML 2] 24.2 Position of param elements (PR#7753)

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 23:40:44 +0100
To: "Shane McCarron" <xhtml2-issues@hades.mn.aptest.com>, jim@jibbering.com
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.s3wml6wu64w2qv@id-c0020.oslo.opera.com>

On Tue, 24 Jan 2006 17:01:00 +0100, Shane McCarron  
<xhtml2-issues@hades.mn.aptest.com> wrote:
> 2) we don't define error behavior, in particular in the case of  
> validation
> errors. This is handled by XML.

At one point the HTML WG looks at current implementations and at other  
points they simply miss the fact that implementations typically do not  
have validating parsers.

I would assume the HTML WG would have learned from HTML 4 that having no  
forward compatible error handling leads to huge interoperability issues  
that are still not solved today. (These issues apply equally well to XHTML  
1 in case someone might think it has to do with HTML being not XML or  

XML also allows implementations of non-validating parsers and it is  
generally agreed upon that DOCTYPEs are a bad idea anyway. Given that XML  
does not mendate validating parsers I don't see how XML handles error  
handling for XHTML 2.0. Please change the draft so that it defines error  
handling. (Like in CSS 2.1 and SVG Tiny 1.2.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 24 January 2006 22:40:58 UTC

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