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RE: W3C HTML 5 code generating error

From: George Weilenmann <george.weilenmann@insightsoftware.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:43:28 +0000
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>, iifp-w3c <w3c@iifp.in>, "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
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So if I understand this correctly, The Validator is for all intents and purposes useless, in regards to HTML5?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jukka K. Korpela [mailto:jkorpela@cs.tut.fi]
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 2:08 PM
To: George Weilenmann; iifp-w3c; www-validator@w3.org
Subject: Re: W3C HTML 5 code generating error

2014-03-10 21:57, George Weilenmann wrote:

> The warning show is a standard warning indicating the HTML Level 5
> Specification is a still a work in progress.

The warning really says that the HTML5 Conformance Checker is experimental.

The HTML5 Candidate Recommendation, despite being widely regarded as a "standard", is in principle work in progress and should not be cited as other than work in progress, according to the statement in the document itself. But this is a different issue, not really addressed by the statement from the validator.

> The Passed, shown before the warning indicates that as of the current
> Release candidate (04 February 2014), you page meets the requirements
> for validation.

No, it does not. There is no official statement on what the validator really checks against. It has some known, and probably some unknown, deviations from the HTML5 CR.

Besides, many of the conformance (validity) requirements in HTML5 CR cannot possibly be checked against, with the current state of the art.


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