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Re: <br> and generated-content

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 22:22:38 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600807020322m6c9eaa2ay17455dffeb376a8b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd)" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Cc: "Alan Gresley" <alan@css-class.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 8:05 PM, Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
wrote:

> May I disagree ?  It is the duty of an implementor to
> concern him/herself with everything that an author
> might do <stress>that is consistent with the specification</>.
>

One of the first lessons of browser implementation is that authors cannot be
trusted. Therefore it is the duty of the implementor to concern him/herself
with everything that an author might do, "consistent with the specification"
or not. (And it is the duty of the spec author to ensure that specifications
prescribe behaviour for everything an author might do, so that question does
not arise.)

Rob
-- 
"He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
53:5-6]
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