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[whatwg] Table integrity and conformance

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 16:27:59 +0300
Message-ID: <93F695C0-1670-480B-BD28-C2A5718F60E9@iki.fi>
On Oct 23, 2006, at 21:31, Ian Hickson wrote:

> I think it would be good to require table integrity. Specifically I  
> think
> overlapping cells would be a MUST NOT.

Excellent! Thanks!

> It might be interesting to have some sort of testing with the "axis"
> attribute too, or maybe we should drop it.

I think it should be dropped due to lack of implementations and use  
after being in HTML 4 for years.

> If you do do this, I expect your experience with writing the  
> conformance
> checker will be a large influence on what the spec end up saying.

Hopefully I can come up with something useful.

> On a related note, a potentially interesting feature of a conformance
> checker would be to output the document outline so that a human can  
> check
> that that is correct.

Noted as a feature request for the future. :-)

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Henri Sivonen
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