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Re: Standards mode and Quirks mode (was Re: [CSS21] Test Suite)

From: Brian Sexton <discussion-w3c@ididnotoptin.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 04:44:04 -0700
Message-ID: <002f01c473cf$04d44060$aff70618@DESKTOP>
To: "Robin Berjon" <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Cc: "W3C Style List" <www-style@w3.org>

> Robin Berjon wrote:
> There is a requirement that the document be in error when it is
> discovered that it is no well-formed.

On the contrary, if a document that purports to be XML is not well-formed,
it does not meet the requirements of the XML specification and thus, is in
error.

Regardless, that is peripheral to Justin Wood's point, which I attempted to
clarify for you, but you still seem to have missed.  I have included a
simple analogy below.

> Robin Berjon wrote:
> There is no requirement that that has to be known before
> rendering can start to work.

Perhaps not, but if rendering begins before checking for well-formedness
then well-formedness is not checked before rendering begins.  If A happens
before B then B does not happen before A.  This seems like a very simple
point; I do not understand why you are contesting it unless, as I suspect,
you simply misunderstood it.  Or perhaps I did.

> You are on crack.

No, but making remarks like that, you are being unnecessarily and
unentertainingly rude--exhibiting precisely the kind of behavior that makes
public discussion lists and forums more annoying and less productive than
they should be.  Let's keep this list productive, shall we?
Received on Tuesday, 27 July 2004 07:44:20 GMT

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