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

Olav Junker Kjær olav at olav.dk
Wed Apr 6 11:53:30 PDT 2005

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> (2) Criteria that cannot be expressed by a DTD, but can still be 
>> checked by a machine.
> Such as...?

Some examples: The syntax of the numeric and date/time-values or the 
pattern attribute. The constraint that values of the min and max 
attributes must be valid according to the type of the control. The 
constraint that the for-attribute of a label must point to the id of an 
existing element.

It's much more important for the functionality of a WF2 page that the 
values are valid according to type of the control, than that the page is 
valid according to the DTD.

 > A user agent *must not* be automatically non-conformant for doing it's
 > job correctly!!!

A user agent which only supports some small parts of the spec should not 
claim to be compliant with the spec.

Olav Junker Kjær

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