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[whatwg] WA1: Conformance requirements

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 10:03:39 -0800
Message-ID: <20060309180339.GA9936@ridley.dbaron.org>
On Thursday 2006-03-09 17:56 +0000, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Mar 2006, L. David Baron wrote:
> > > > It says:
> > > >   Conformance requirements phrased as requirements on elements,
> > > >   attributes, methods or objects are conformance requirements on user
> > > >   agents.
>    "The ins and del elements must implement the HTMLModElement interface:"

But it's their DOM objects that must implement the HTMLModElement
interface, not the elements themselves.

> I can't find any examples on attributes, but I could imagine having some.
> 
> I agree that often there are requirements on elements and attributes that 
> are really requirements on authors.
> 
> I'll have to go through and fix that.

Perhaps the way to fix it is to say:

# Conformance requirements phrased as requirements on elements or markup
# attributes are conformance requirements on documents.
# 
# Conformance requirements phrased as requirements on DOM attributes,
# methods, or objects are conformance requirements on user agents.

It seems like that would catch more of the common cases.

-David

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L. David Baron                                <URL: http://dbaron.org/ >
           Technical Lead, Layout & CSS, Mozilla Corporation
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