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Re: Cleaning House

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 11:19:02 +0200
Message-ID: <463AFA86.8050907@gmx.de>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Speaking of which, I'm not really sure why the UA parsing requirements 
>> with respect to processing invalid content need to be normative at 
>> all. As far as I can tell, there's really no need to make them normative.
> If you don't make the processing requirements normative, then UAs can 
> just implement whatever they like and claim conformance.  That doesn't 
> help anyone at all, it just leaves us with the same situation we're in 
> now.  We're trying to fix the problem, not just ignore it.

If the processing requirements are written and agreed upon, and 
implemented by Apple/MS/Mozilla/Opera, it really makes no difference in 
practice what normative status they have.

What's *essential* is that an author of a *conforming* document can rely 
on a well-defined behavior. If an author chooses to produce 
non-conforming documents, that's her/his choice.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 4 May 2007 09:19:37 UTC

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