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Re: User agent requirements and document conformance (was: Re: Cleaning House)

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 09:15:25 +0100
Message-ID: <20070503091525.1kpgehridvs40kgg@www.splintered.co.uk>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

Quoting Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>:

> So I'd like to know if your argument is about some of the current
> elements allowed by the specification such as <b> or if it is about
> user agents requirements in the parsing section, rendering section, et
> cetera. There is a line between those two which I think is useful to
> clearly mark.

It's the former. I don't have an issue if browsers feel the need to  
still parse <b>, <i>, <sub>, <sup>, <small> ... heck, even things like  
<font>. But I do feel that the spec shouldn't allow those elements,  
and instead - where necessary - define better elements that cover  
those situations in which these elements are used as a last  
presentational resort.

Patrick H. Lauke
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