W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-style@w3.org > July 2008

Re: <br> and generated-content

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 08:20:30 +0100
Message-ID: <487466BE.9010402@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

Robert O'Callahan wrote:
>  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.)
> 

This is something that is special to the modern web.  Most other 
standards make heavy reliance on defining areas where behaviour is 
explicitly undefined.  It is probably impossible, because there will 
always be combinations the specifiers forgot and get implemented 
differently.

-- 
David Woolley
Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.
Received on Wednesday, 9 July 2008 07:19:17 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 27 April 2009 13:55:10 GMT