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Re: HTML 5 conformance: table border obsolete?

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:53:09 +0200
Message-ID: <52F385B5.2010402@cs.tut.fi>
To: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
CC: Guus Schreiber <guus.schreiber@vu.nl>
2014-02-06 12:09, Michael[tm] Smith wrote:

 > Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@målform.no>, 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 http://validator.w3.org and 
http://validator.w3.org/nu/ were recently changed to report the border 
attribute as an error, against the draft specifications and against what 
http://www.validator.nu 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?”).

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