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Re: Alternate proposal for ISSUE-30 longdesc

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:26:56 +0000 (UTC)
To: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Cc: HTMLwg WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1002231024260.1729@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 23 Feb 2010, Joshue O Connor wrote:
> I don't like the idea (at all) of the use of elements that are perfectly 
> legal throwing up warnings at all. People will be given the impression 
> that they are doing something wrong, so this kind of approach could be 
> counter productive as rather that reinforcing best practice through the 
> stick approach, it could put people off using the element/attribute 
> completely.

Isn't that the idea? I mean, the whole point here is that they're not 
"perfectly" legal, they're only legal to the extent that there are cases 
where they are arguably useful, but in general they shouldn't be used.

(Personally I prefer to express this by saying they're not legal and just 
making validators make less of a fuss over these errors than over regular 
errors, but I can live with the idea of having them be conforming but with 
a warning if that's generally more palatable to the group.)

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