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[whatwg] Offline Conformance Checkers

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:53:01 +0100
Message-ID: <20090626085301.GA15515@stripey.com>
  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

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

Received on Friday, 26 June 2009 01:53:01 UTC

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