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Re: Tips for deprecated tags and attributes

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 13:38:16 +0100 (BST)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.53.0404221332260.1528@hugin.webthing.com>


On Wed, 21 Apr 2004, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> The HTML Tidy <http://tidy.sf.net> maintainers would greatly appreciate
> a comprehensive list of proprietary/deprecated markup

How could such a list ever exist?  What would it do with
<thisisaproprietarytagIinventedsincethelistwascompiled>?

The reverse problem is straightforward.  The HTML4/XHTML1 DTDs define
up-to-date markup, and the "transitional" versions of the same define
deprecated markup.  So anything that is in neither DTD is proprietary,
while anything that is only in "transitional" or "frameset" is deprecated.
That's what AccessValet uses to highlight valid/deprecated/bogus markup.

-- 
Nick Kew

Nick's manifesto: http://www.htmlhelp.com/~nick/
Received on Thursday, 22 April 2004 08:41:11 GMT

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