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Re: HTML ID case question

From: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 17:22:06 +0200
To: Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
cc: Eric Meyer <emeyer@netscape.com>, beppe@netscape.com, HTML WG <w3c-html-wg@w3.org>, www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010711172218-r01010700-f0bf473d-0910-010c@>
On 11.07.01 at 17:05, Steven Pemberton <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl> wrote:

>It is weird, but it's OK. No one has to fix anything!

Could you, though? :-)

This strikes me as pure sillyness; a convoluted mess of interacting rules
from different parts of the prose that result in a completely illogical set
of legal combinations. Valid HTML that is labelled Invalid by the Validator
is a Very Very Bad Thing.

I would suggest a note to the effect that "This makes no sense whatsoever;
don't worry about it or you'll get a migraine" in relevant parts of the
spec; if it isn't possible to disambiguate the rules in a proper fashion.
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