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Re: [whatwg] Obsolete Feature [hgroup]

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:55:12 +0000 (UTC)
To: Barry Smith <bearzteez@live.com>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1502182053390.7746@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: whatwg@whatwg.org
On Tue, 17 Feb 2015, Barry Smith wrote:
> 
> I have read where the W3C has made the hgroup element obsolete, 
> http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/obsolete.html#non-conforming-features 
> .  I see the specification is still in the "WHATWG HTML: The Living 
> Standard" specifications.  Are there any plans to remove this element 
> from the specification?

Not currently.


> If not, as a web developer, I try extremely hard to follow protocol and 
> create a valid and semantically correct document.  How should I handle 
> this?

If you wish to create a valid and semantically correct document according 
to the most recently published HTML standard, then using <hgroup> is fine.


> As far as validation, a document with the hgroup element will not pass 
> when using the W3C Markup Validation Service.  However it will pass when 
> using the https://html5.validator.nu/ validator.  Should I ignore the 
> error I receive?

I recommend using the validator.nu service rather than the W3C one. 
They're basically the same but the validator.nu one is closer to the 
WHATWG spec's requirements than the W3C one.

HTH,
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