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Re: <br> and generated-content

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 12:55:29 -0400
Message-ID: <486D0481.9090803@mit.edu>
To: Alan Gresley <alan@css-class.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Alan Gresley wrote:
> Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>> One of the first lessons of browser implementation is that authors 
>> cannot be trusted.
> Roc, which authors are you referring to.
>  1. Code valid CSS and HTML.
>  2. Code invalid CSS and valid and HTML.
>  3. Code valid CSS and invalid HTML.
>  4. Code invalid CSS and HTML.
>  5. Code invalid and propriety HTML.

I think I can speak for Robert here in saying "every single one of them".

> You want to cater for the full spectrum, even those authors that 
> ignorantly mangle there code into knots.


> So you are saying that the spec authors duty is to have CSS rendering 
> defined.

Yes, indeed.

> This is a double edge sword where the author coding by best practices 
> are penalized.

I'm not sure I follow this at all.

Received on Thursday, 3 July 2008 16:57:43 UTC

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