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Re: Working Group Decision on ISSUE-155 table-border

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 21:18:44 +0200
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20110415211844017786.382cda0f@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Tab Atkins Jr., Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:30:22 -0700:

> So, to review, if table borders are purely stylistic, we don't need to
> make @border=1 conforming - it's just one of a multitude of ways in
> which HTML was unnecessarily concerned with style, and most of those
> are non-conforming for good reason.  If table borders are vital for
> understanding the page, then making @border=1 conforming will have no
> effect on more than 90% of all pages.  So, making border=1 conforming
> is either silly or useless.

I consider your reply here as valid input on *which* values of @border 
should be conforming.

The gist of CP1 is that border is vital. As such, border="0" should 
*perhaps* continue to be invalid. The main idea of CP1 is not to make 
as many pages as possible validate.

But I believe you agree that it is an error of HTML5's Rendering 
section to say that border="0" should result in a 1px border.
leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 15 April 2011 19:19:11 UTC

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