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Re: SVGT 1.2: Appendix C3: SVG Error Processing

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2006 09:36:48 -0000
To: www-svg@w3.org
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"Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch> wrote in message 
news:Pine.LNX.4.62.0601020537360.2856@dhalsim.dreamhost.com...
>
> On Sun, 1 Jan 2006, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> In fact, failing to specify error recovery behavior can ultimately
>> create more work for implementors, not less.
>
> It's also more work for the content developers, because they will write
> non-conformant markup (guarenteed), and then wonder why it acts
> differently in each browser, instead of writing non-conformant marker and
> getting the same behaviour in all browsers.

If they get the same behaviour in all user agents, they will rely on the 
behaviour, that means even the errors in the specification are baked into 
the specification for ever more, indeed it's impossible to distinguish an 
error from an actual part of the specification.

> In conclusion, it's more work for everyone, on the long term.

And useful to absolutely no-one.   Documents in Error, are in Error, there 
can be no interopability in erroneous situations.

Jim. 
Received on Monday, 2 January 2006 09:40:30 GMT

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