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Re: keep conformance objective (detailed review of section 1. Introduction)

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 00:18:27 +0100
Message-Id: <6BE1D391-7BC4-4144-B4F0-A696F5A5083A@googlemail.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>

On 30 Aug 2007, at 23:24, Dan Connolly wrote:

> The draft says:
> "Conformance checkers are exempt from detecting errors that require
> interpretation of the author's intent for example, while a document is
> non-conforming if the content of a blockquote element is not a quote,
> conformance checkers do not have to check that blockquote elements  
> only
> contain quoted material"
> I don't think the HTML marketplace is well-served by
> a notion of conformance that depends on author's intent.
> Please change the draft so that document conformance does not
> depend on author's intent at all.

This makes it impossible to require semantic elements to be used for  
their semantics. This would allow me to do something like <h1>This is  
nice large text, which isn't a header</h1> in a conformant HTML 5  
document. We need to require things like this, even if it is  
impossible to check these electronically.

- Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Friday, 31 August 2007 23:18:47 UTC

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