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Re: Invalid error "Attribute allowfullscreen not allowed on element iframe at this point"

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2013 21:03:28 +0100
Message-ID: <51607F90.8090100@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>, "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>
CC: Mike Ratcliffe <mratcliffe@mozilla.com>, www-validator@w3.org


Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> 2013-04-06 22:50, Michael[tm] Smith wrote:
> 
>> -- it's just that the validator source is not yet up to date with the
>> spec.
> 
> So what is "the spec" that the validator purports to check against? It
> sounds like it is anything that the authors of the validator regard as
> "the spec" today.
> 
> This would mean that a given document, unchanged, may be "valid" by the
> validator's judgment today and "invalid" tomorrow, or later this day.

That exact point was made, rather more verbosely, by myself
on 24/03/2013 17:45 [1].  I have been unable to locate any reply.

Philip Taylor
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[1]

>> The validator tracks the latest available version of HTML, along with
>> relevant extension specifications.
> 
> Then that rather defeats the whole purpose of validation, does it not ?
> Given that the HTML 5 cadre, in their infinite wisdom, saw fit to
> eliminate any indication of the /version/ of HTML to which an HTML 5
> document claims to conform, leaving only the vestigial and inherently
> meaningless <!DOCTYPE HTML>, then an HTML 5 document that is valid today
> may, if your definition of the role of the W3C validator is to be
> accepted, be invalid tomorrow, and valid again the day after as the
> HTML 5.1 Nightly Editor's Draft waxes and wanes with the tide, the
> phase of the moon and the prevailing wind direction.  You may just as
> well replace the present validator with a one-line program that simply
> emits the word "Maybe" -- it would be just about as much use.
> 
> Philip Taylor
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