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Re: What is meant by: experimental feature HTML5 Conformance Checker?

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:17:48 +0200
Message-ID: <5488D49C.4050200@cs.tut.fi>
To: www-validator@w3.org
2014-12-10, 20:50, Robert Brady wrote:

> This message has been going on for quite a while now..

You mean the warning “Using experimental feature: HTML5 Conformance 
Checker.”

> Are the HTML5
> standards moving too fast for this validator to stay up to date, or what?

W3C has approved HTML5 as a Recommendation. That’s as far as it will 
ever get, though new recommendations may supersede it, using the name 
HTML5 or something else. It is extremely unlikely that HTML5 will ever 
become a real standard. (HTML 4 was turned to an ISO standard, but few 
people know about this and even fewer care about it.)

The message is about the checker (“validator”), not about HTML5. Of 
course there was a double reason for the warning when HTML5 was not yet 
a Recommendation. But there is no guarantee that the checker works 
according to the Recommendation and even no claim of such conformance.

> I would like to use the icon (to brag) but I’m hesitant because of the
> “warning”

Excellent. Those icons are worse than useless. They add nothing to the 
value of your page, but they surely distract and confuse.

Yucca
Received on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 23:18:21 UTC

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