Re: HTML 5 conformance: table border obsolete?

2014-02-06 12:09, Michael[tm] Smith wrote:

 > Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@må>, 2014-02-06 03:10 +0100:
>> Mike, you are not answering the question.
> You're right, sorry.

Mike, you are still not answering the question.

> As I understand it, you're probably suggesting I should try to answer the
> question of why, in the particular document that the OP cited, using legacy
> table@border=1 markup for presentational purposes is a better choice

Whatever Leif may have suggested (and I don’t think he suggested that), 
the original question was:

“Is this a validator bug?”

>> The answer is that @border is conforming in HTML5 and that the validator
>> has a bug if it does not allow it. There was a change proposal process to
>> have @border added back into the spec, and the CP prevailed.
> OK, understood. As far as that goes, could you please take a minute to file
> a bug report?

I don’t get it. It seems that the validators and were recently changed to report the border 
attribute as an error, against the draft specifications and against what does. Instead of fixing this bug, you’re 
suggesting opening a bug report and, as per your later comment, to 
continue the discussion there.

What is there to be discussed? Either you fix the bug, or you don’t. I 
don’t think there is anything to be discussed, as the draft 
specifications are so clear. What the specifications should say is a 
different issue

And I suppose the original poster deserves a simple answer to the simple 
question (and to the natural followup question “when will it be fixed?”).


Received on Thursday, 6 February 2014 12:53:37 UTC