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[Bug 12359] If the content model says it can only contain dt and dd elements then why does it say further down "if a dl contains [...] elements other than dt and dd [...]?

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Date: Sun, 08 May 2011 03:38:01 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12359

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #6 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-05-08 03:38:00 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The spec already separates the UA requirements from the authoring
conformance criteria  to make that distinction clear, toggle the switch at the
top of the page to "Highlight browser rules".

This spec is very carefully written so that you never have to read between the
lines. It means exactly what it says and no more. If text says "When the pot
contains an apple", it doesn't mean pots are allowed to contain apples. When it
says "A pot must only contain an apple", it doesn't mean that software is
allowed to give up if it contains something other than an apple.

I could hand-hold the reader throughout the specification, but the thing is
already 500+ pages long. It would become absolutely insufferable if it was that
verbose.

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