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Re: ISSUE-61: conformance-language - suggest closing on 2009-09-03

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 17:05:27 +0300
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <94C26977-B070-48FB-8865-8DB68D7628C9@iki.fi>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
On Aug 21, 2009, at 16:56, Dan Connolly wrote:

> The original review comment had a proposal:
> "Please change the draft so that document conformance does not
> depend on author's intent at all."
>  -- http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Aug/1187.html
> Is that insufficiently concrete?
> I'd like to see that proposal get some consideration.

Obviously, validators cannot check for conformance criteria that  
depends on the author's intent.

However, the very concept of semantic markup is useless unless markup  
is used according to the intended meaning. Therefore, I think it is  
even interop-sensitive (in the sense that receivers process the  
messages in ways compatible with sender expectations) that authors use  
markup according to the specified semantics.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 21 August 2009 14:06:11 UTC

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