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Re: Proposal: @parsing="loose | strict"

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:26:19 -0500
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1247599579.16619.69070.camel@pav.lan>
On Tue, 2009-07-14 at 03:16 -0400, Doug Schepers wrote:
[...]
> However, it cannot gracefully address all the situations in which strict 
> parsing is an advantage:
> 
> * For authoring, it is often useful to know when you have validity or 
> well-formedness errors, which helps debug script and CSS, and doing this 
> on the fly in the browser is faster and easier while developing than 
> reiterative validation with a separate tool;

for that case, I still prefer a toggle on the browser (not
in the document) that says "this is my web site; show me
all the errors".

My understanding is that DTDs agree with the content in <1% of
documents, and this sort of flag-at-the-top attribute
is subject to the same risks as DTDs: a document was matched
to its DTD at some point in its life, but then somebody
copy-and-pasted some advertising markup or added a comments
box or the like.

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Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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