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[whatwg] Custom elements and attributes

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 10:15:27 -0500
Message-ID: <45573A8F.5090509@metalab.unc.edu>
Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> Authors who check their pages using a conformance checker would be 
> alerted to the error.  A typical browser can't do that (at least not by 
> default) because the average user just doesn't care or need to know 
> about such errors.

That's not true. A typical browser absolutely can and certainly should 
alert users to bugs in the pages, and the TAG finding I cited explains 
why and how. Optional recourse to external validators is not sufficient, 
as the current state of the web proves. *Silent* error recovery from 
incorrect metadata is potentially dangerous. It is rightly discouraged.

?Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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