W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html@w3.org > September 2007

Re: headers= and rowgroup

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 20:52:57 +0100
Message-ID: <46E84399.3010107@cam.ac.uk>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

>>> «rowgroup simply works»? Well, it «it simply works» in the Table
>>> Inspector. I hope we can make into a tool we can trust.
>> I'm not sure that's possible for HTML4 given the lack of a proper
>> specification. It's not entirely clear to me what you mean with
>> "trust" either.   The tool is open source and everyone can simply fork
>> their own version.
> «trust» as in «bug free».

The problem is no one can agree what the HTML4 spec means. In that sense 
it is the spec itself that is untrustworthy as one cannot author 
content, or write tools, to one's own interpretation of the spec and 
have reasonable confidence that any other person will have interpreted 
it in the same way.

This would be a real problem if our task was to write errata for HTML4. 
Fortunately it is not. Therefore we can concentrate on the rather more 
interesting task of working out what the HTML 5 spec ought to say in 
order that it is as useful as possible.

"Mixed up signals
Bullet train
People snuffed out in the brutal rain"
--Conner Oberst
Received on Wednesday, 12 September 2007 19:54:20 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Saturday, 9 October 2021 18:44:21 UTC