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Re: Bug 7034

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 16:10:16 +0200
Cc: HTMLwg WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <63C8CF4D-CDF4-4585-A98D-4001172082C5@iki.fi>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
On Mar 22, 2010, at 15:59, Sam Ruby wrote:

> So what is the rationale for this restriction?

I'll let Hixie respond to the question.

>> When you talk about interop issues, do you mean actual interop issues
>> with software deployed today (even if that software might fade away
>> in the future) or interop issues in a future scenario where every
>> piece of software conforms to the spec?
> 
> If there are valid reasons to ignore a particular item, then a MUST is not appropriate.

If you push "valid reasons" hard enough, you can just do s/MUST/SHOULD/g and then validator UIs can label SHOULD violations as "errors".

You didn't say what sort of interop issues you are concerned about.

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Henri Sivonen
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Received on Monday, 22 March 2010 14:10:51 UTC

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