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Re: Date and time attribute type in conforming XHTML and valid HTML

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 14:39:47 +0000 (UTC)
To: Wolfgang.Frech@xenium.de
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0409061437540.25286@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 6 Sep 2004 Wolfgang.Frech@xenium.de wrote:
> "the semantics[!] of the [...] attributes are defined in the W3C
> Recommendation for HTML 4" (Abstract)
> Nothing on validity or attribute types.

I would consider the validity constraints of attributes to be part of 
their semantics.

> In short: The XHTML rec does _not_ reference the attribute type 
> constraints or any other validity constraints of the HTML spec.

Sadly it is quite common for the HTML and XHTML specs to be rather vague 
when it comes to conformance criteria.

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