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Re: Conformance and Deprecated Features

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 11:39:30 -0500
Message-Id: <p05101400b87dc9496ebd@[24.200.104.88]>
To: "www-qa@w3.org" <www-qa@w3.org>
At 22:16 -0800 2002-01-29, Rob Lanphier wrote:
>The idea that a conformant authoring tool "MUST NOT" implement the
>deprecated feature has to be carefully worded.  A document generated for
>usage in X user agents may need to use features that are deprecated in
>X+1.  A better restriction is that a fully X+1 conformant user agents MUST
>be configurable to generate X+1 content that doesn't rely on deprecated
>features.

Nope I do not agree. :)
If you have an editor which is generating content for examples an HTML editor.

I don't want that the tool if I'm choosing a DOCTYPE for example have 
still in the menu features that are not anymore in the DTD or the 
Schema. If I do a check syntax or check validity from the document I 
don't want that deprecated tags be authorized.

If I want to produce old content, I want that the authoring is in a 
mode that can produce this content, but not another one. (always 
DOCTYPE/Schema switching mechanism)



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Karl Dubost / W3C - Conformance Manager
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