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[whatwg] Offline Conformance Checkers

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 01:07:36 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907170059590.23663@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 26 Jun 2009, Smylers wrote:
>
>   Conformance checkers must use the information given on the WHATWG Wiki
>   MetaExtensions page to establish if a value not explicitly defined in
>   this specification is allowed or not. 
>   
>     -- http://www.whatwg.org/html5#other-metadata-names
> 
> I think we should allow conformance checkers which can be run on local
> files without an internet connection, but the above appears to deem them
> non-conforming.
> 
> The general conformance requirements include this get-out clause, but it
> isn't broad enough to cover this case:
> 
>   User agents may impose implementation-specific limits on otherwise
>   unconstrained inputs, e.g. to prevent denial of service attacks, to
>   guard against running out of memory, or to work around
>   platform-specific limitations.
> 
>     -- http://www.whatwg.org/html5#conformance-requirements

Fixed.

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