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Re: Element style is missing required attribute scoped, but scoped is a boolean attribute

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 21:01:37 +0300
Message-ID: <5016CC01.7040407@cs.tut.fi>
To: www-validator@w3.org
2012-07-30 19:49, Michael[tm] Smith wrote:

>> Because the “validator” is, in HTML5 mode, a heuristic checker, reflecting
>> the opinions of its authors at the time of writing its code, not objective
>> criteria.
> What authors do you mean? The authors of the tool or the authors of the
> HTML5 spec?

The authors of the tool. I do not know their exact relation to the 
authors of HTML5 drafts. And I do not know whether the authors of the 
tool are trying to check against the most recent W3C HTML5 draft or the 
WHATWG HTML Living Standard, or who the authors of the tool exactly are.

Much of the “HTML5 spec” (i.e., one of the above-mentioned documents, 
that may change at any moment without prior notice) is still too vague 
for objectively decidability of conformance. So quite understandably, 
the authors of the tool have had to make subjective decisions (that is, 
what *they* regard as proper, or as correct intepretation). They also 
decide which version of the “HTML5 spec” is used, but this is *not* 
disclosed in any way.

An SGML or XML validator has a rigorously defined task and logic, which 
have been publicly documented. Not so with the HTML5 mode.

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