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[Bug 24791] New: [WebDriver Spec]: Drop reference to HTML4 from the "Interactable elements" chapter

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Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:28:33 +0000
To: public-browser-tools-testing@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-24791-5015@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

            Bug ID: 24791
           Summary: [WebDriver Spec]: Drop reference to HTML4 from the
                    "Interactable elements" chapter
           Product: Browser Test/Tools WG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: WebDriver
          Assignee: public-browser-tools-testing@w3.org
          Reporter: w@wja.no
        QA Contact: public-browser-tools-testing@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org
            Blocks: 20860

The WebDriver spec, in the chapter on interactable elements[1], currently makes
an assumption that browsers will treat HTML4 and HTML5 documents differently.

Browsers do handle HTML documents subtly different based on their DOCTYPE
(standards mode, almost standards mode, quirks mode[2]), but with no relation
to their version numbers.

Except for in archaeological discourse, the HTML4 spec should be completely
ignored. Referencing the HTML5 definition of disabled[3] is prefectly
sufficient in our own spec.

[2]: http://quirks.spec.whatwg.org/

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