[whatwg] Content Model Restrictions on table>tr in HTML

* Ian Hickson wrote:
>No, he doesn't. The spec explicitly says of the 9.1 section that "it does 
>not apply to conformance checkers; conformance checkers must use the 
>requirements given in the next section ("parsing HTML documents")". (Just 
>added; the spec said something equivalent before but it wasn't as clear.)

Proof by introducing new axioms...

>That would be precise, but useless to all. This would require a very 
>painful exercise of trying to reverse-engineer the parser section to 
>determine what is allowed and what is not.

  Well-written specifications will often include statements of fact
  that are effectively repeating or summarising definitions or
  conformance statements found elsewhere in the specification, making
  it easier to understand the specification.

>> There are no authoring tool requirements in that section and I do not 
>> see how the tool would be non-conforming.
>1.3: "Authoring tools and markup generators must generate conforming 
>9.1: "Documents must consist of the following parts, in the given order:"
>I believe you are incorrect.

>Correct, but an implementor can use this requirement to establish whether 
>or not they are conforming to the spec, because if they _try_ to place a 
><dl> element inside a <p>, the syntax section tells them they can't. This 
>is much more explicit than having to reverse-engineer the parsing section. 

>You can test it by looking at the DOM you are attempting to serialise. It 
>isn't something you can determine from the document itself, but you can 
>determine it through white box testing.

So my authoring tool takes a conforming document, parses that into a
Document, the user adds a proper table with only tr/td elements, and
requests to save the document as HTML. My authoring tool then writes
Document.innerHTML into the file. Which conformance requirement does
my authoring tool definitely violate exactly?
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