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Re: problem with empty tbody

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 10:47:32 +0000
Message-ID: <49AFADC4.2080009@dorward.me.uk>
To: "a. socha" <lunter@interia.pl>
CC: www-validator@w3.org
a. socha wrote:
> Many dynamic webpages have empty tbody
> 
> <tbody id="tbody1"></tbody>
> 
> tbody is empty because it is inserting from JS_DOM+AJAX after page contents loading.

This approach fails to meet the common best practise of progressive
enhancement.

> W3C validator say - error: empty tbody
> I think, tbody with no rows should be accepted.

You would need to raise this with the language designers (the HTML
working group or the XHTML 2 working group), not the community for QA
tools which just test against the language specifications.

(Please direct responses to the www-validator mailing list and not
directly to me, thanks).

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David Dorward                               <http://dorward.me.uk/>
Received on Thursday, 5 March 2009 10:48:19 GMT

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