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Re: On validator and reality

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 17:07:39 +0100
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <0751F44B-2567-4D64-B8DB-975EE824DD24@dorward.me.uk>
To: bill kelley <bill@windhome.com>

On 7 Jun 2012, at 18:17, bill kelley wrote:

> The validator marks any attributes which used to be in the html standard, 
> but were removed by people with good intentions, as errors.
> This is not a usable response as a validator.

The HTML specification has usually deprecated elements and attributes which have been superseded rather then simply removing them. 

> So a robust application, to set background color, you basically have to set it both the 
> old and the new way. 

The current HTML recommendation (HTML 4.01) has Strict and Transitional DTDs. You can use the Transitional DTD if you are needing to support browsers that haven't implemented the specification from 1999 yet.

David Dorward
Received on Friday, 8 June 2012 16:08:12 UTC

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