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[Bug 22541] <table border=1> isn't considered invalid

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Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:11:57 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=22541

--- Comment #3 from Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org> ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> I don't recall the last time I had to put a border="" attribute on a table.
> It was certainly many years ago. What's the problematic practical reality
> here? Why doesn't it apply to all the other presentational things in legacy
> HTML?

http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/mama-tables/#table

Of the 2,894,184 <table> elements in current Web document collected in that
Opera MAMA data set, 2,691,899 -- 93% -- had a "border" attribute. And
2,637,117 has a "width" attribute; then 2,585,020 for "cellpadding", and
2,578,416 for "cellspacing".

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