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[whatwg] Update to the Adoption Agency Algorithm

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 22:21:28 +1100
Message-ID: <43E33CB8.6030800@lachy.id.au>
Gervase Markham wrote:
> Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> Errors caused by the result of duplicate IDs either in the markup or
>> indirectly as a result of badly nested elements can be fixed by a quick
>> visit to the validator (or other conformance tool) or by making use of
>> any or all of those tools I mentioned above.
> 
> It's much harder to spot them when they are dynamically generated by
> e.g. a cloneNode operation. You can't submit your browser's DOM tree to
> the validator...

Any markup that causes a browser to automatically clone a node will be 
non-conformant and will be flagged as erroneous by a validator.  Of 
course it won't say duplicate ID, but it will give errors about badly 
nested elements.

-- 
Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Friday, 3 February 2006 03:21:28 UTC

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