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Re: BAD HTML flag [was: Re: Broken parsers need to be fixed (was Re: no dtd? no]

From: Scott E. Preece <preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 09:29:43 -0500
Message-Id: <199508101429.JAA07930@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
To: Hakon.Lie@sophia.inria.fr
Cc: bsittler@prism.nmt.edu, html-wg@oclc.org, www-style@www10.w3.org
   From: Hakon Lie <Hakon.Lie@sophia.inria.fr>

|   I've added the $HTML_ERROR selector to the list of proposed
|   environment variables in the last CSS draft specification [1]. But,
|   that whole section is under fire. Among the strongest charges against
|   it is the possible introduction of asymmetry ("the user can do this,
|   but not the author"). And, we probably wouldn't want authors to turn
|   off the flagging of errors.

Actually, it might be perfectly reasonable for an author to turn off
error-flagging (if, for instance, the current version of the document is
incomplete or is a pre-existing, non-conforming document), so long as
the reader is allowed to override that choice.


scott preece
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