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[whatwg] style='' on every element

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Sat, 05 May 2007 14:32:10 +1000
Message-ID: <463C08CA.6040605@lachy.id.au>
Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
> At 12:53 +0300 UTC, on 2007-05-04, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>>   3) I make the conformance checker emit a warning (at most one per
>> document) that paraphrases the informative paragraph when the
>> conformance checker sees a style='' attribute.
> 
> The "at most one per document" restriction under 3 I'm not entirely sure 
> about though. I understand it's counter productive to bug users about issues 
> more often than strictly necessary. But for authors who rely on conformance 
> checkers to find their mistakes so they can fix them, it would be quite 
> unuser-friendly to have this warning not point out every instance of that 
> particular mistake.
> 
> So ideal behaviour would probably be a single warning, listing all instances. 
> But is that something that can/should be specced? I don't know.

The spec does not need to define specific user interface requirements 
like that.  Applications are free to optimise their UI in the most 
appropriate way they see fit for their users.

> Btw, would this be a first for defining something conforming but requiring
> conformance checkers to emit a warning? Or are there other instances already?

Conformance checkers wouldn't be required to emit a warning, but they 
are free to do if they wish.

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Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Friday, 4 May 2007 21:32:10 UTC

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