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

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Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 22:21:09 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=22541

--- Comment #4 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> ---
That's not news; in studies I did back in 2005 I determined that at least 97%
of pages were non-conforming in some trivially-detectable way.

If the problem was that the pages were non-conforming, we could just define
that anything is conforming. Boom, problem solved, 100% conformance.

That's the not the problem. The problem is that they are using suboptimal
technologies, have unintentional errors, and so forth.

The job of a validator is to help authors not make these errors, and to use
optimal technologies.

One such optimal technology is CSS, as opposed to legacy-style presentational
markup. One such example of presentational markup is border="".

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