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Suggestion: "allow extra attributes" flag

From: Bryce Nesbitt <bryce@obviously.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 02:42:32 -0400
Message-ID: <3B68F658.7C9EF2B9@obviously.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

It's really common to include extra attributes in a web page,
for assorted browser-compatibility reasons.  The extra tags
are ignored by browsers that don't understand, and everyone is happy.

Except the validator.  It would nice to have a little button that says
"show only structual errors".  The validator would check the site,
but allow extra tags and extra attributes to tags.

But any misuse of a known tag or attribute would be flagged.

I'd like to be able to check real-world web pages, not just showcases
to compatibility with the HTML specification.

Received on Thursday, 2 August 2001 13:05:55 UTC

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