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Re: <br> and generated-content

From: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 16:34:14 +0100
Message-ID: <486B9FF6.8080008@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>



Daniel Glazman wrote:

 >   Resistance is futile because whatever the uglyness or the invalidity,
 >   the browser MUST render something w/o crashing or failing.

"render something", yes;
"render what the author intended" : an impossible dream.

Far better to render what the author apparently
intended for valid markup, and to display an
error message otherwise.  Only by so doing will
we ever have a hope in hell of bringing sanity
to the chaos that currently masquerades as "HTML".

Philip TAYLOR
Received on Wednesday, 2 July 2008 15:34:54 GMT

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