[whatwg] [html5] tags, elements and generated DOM

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Wed Apr 6 05:48:19 PDT 2005

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>>>>> Validators should not be non-conformant simply because they 
>>>>> only do their job to validate a document and nothing else.  I
>>>>> don't see any reason why such a statement needs to be 
>>>>> included at all.
>> I don't see anything about validators. I only read about 
>> "Conformance checkers".
> In the note in that section [1]:
> | Conformance checkers that only perform validation are 
> non-conformant,

So? That doesn't make it a validator. A conformance checker might do
things validators do too, but that doesn't make it one.

> In fact, now that I've read it again, it seems rather contradictory.


> I would argue that conformance requirements that cannot be expressed 
> by a DTD *are* constraints that require interpretation by the author.

Not really. Think about:

> Therefore, that section seems to be saying that validators are exempt
> from checking some things, but are non-conformant for not checking 
> them anyway.

Note that this is about more than just validating and isn't about

  Anne van Kesteren

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