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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.

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

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