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[whatwg] Update to the Adoption Agency Algorithm

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 05:30:21 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0602040527270.2856@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Fri, 3 Feb 2006, Blanchard, Todd wrote:
> 
> You are assuming that validators run javascript - they generally don't. 
> I'm hoping to add it to Scrutinizer 
> (http://www.blackbagops.net/seaside/html) but that would make it unique 
> in the world of validators.

It's mathematically impossible to verify that all script on the page is 
always going to generate conformant DOMs, but indeed, a validator that 
attempts it should be given high marks.


> Browser makers can't just punt on this issue - you have to help the 
> developers more.  As it is now we spend way too much time writing little 
> probe programs to reverse engineer browser behavior to figure out why 
> our nifty AJAX apps don't work.

I don't disagree. This is out of scope for this working group, though.

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