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Re: headers= and rowgroup

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 23:43:53 +0200
Message-ID: <<<fedbe8492d533bfad28c60cd0d55468f@10013.local>>>
To: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

2007-09-12 21:52:57 +0200 James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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 is a bit exaggerating.

> 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.

It is not interesting if we are ignoring what we have, and set forth as if we had just arrived at terra nullus. 
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 12 September 2007 21:44:18 UTC

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