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Re: SGML SHORTTAGS Feature usage in HTML 4.x Recommendation.

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 04:59:35 +0100
To: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Cc: W3C HTML Mailinglist <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3dd1c004.8266306@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Terje Bless wrote:
>See also my response to Karl-Ove Hufthammer on this subject. The HTML 4.01
>Recommendation appears very clear in it's intent on this issue. The SGML
>Declaration does not reflect the prohibitions described in the prose.
Recommendations at most.

>>The W3C MarkUp Validator may warn authors using such features if you
>>like it to, without any change to the specification.
>As was made abundantly clear on this very issue, the second we attempt to
>apply checks that exceede what we have mandate for from a Recommendation
>the complaints will come rolling in. Without mandate -- from an errata to
>the HTML Recommendation, a new version of HTML4, or at least a Note from
>the HTML WG to support it -- the W3C MarkUp Validator _cannot_ apply these
>checks in any way that is actually useful.

"Warning: ..." is less useful than "Error: ..."?
Received on Tuesday, 12 November 2002 22:59:26 UTC

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