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Re: Formal definition of HTML5 (was Re: Version information)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2007 14:00:24 +0300
Message-Id: <25D47BC6-9D59-4A44-8BE8-A34694DE0840@iki.fi>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Henrik Dvergsdal <henrik.dvergsdal@hibo.no>

On Apr 13, 2007, at 23:14, Henrik Dvergsdal wrote:

> On 13. apr. 2007, at 11.50, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> The schema (RELAX NG and Schematron) is an implementation detail.  
>> It has no normative standing whatsoever (and, in my opinion,  
>> should not have). Moreover, the schema *cannot* cover all (X)HTML5  
>> conformance requirements.
> Can you elaborate on this please?
> (Or point me to somewhere where this is described)


> What conformance requirements cannot be covered by the schema?

In general, anything that cannot be tested by seeing if a given  
document tree can be derived in a regular tree grammar and that  
cannot be tested by evaluating an XPath expression. The most  
interesting example is table integrity.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Saturday, 14 April 2007 11:00:39 UTC

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