[whatwg] [WF2] Conformance Requirements Issues

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Apr 14 06:00:31 PDT 2005

On Thu, 14 Apr 2005, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> > 
> > In the future they can conform to WF2 by implementing the bits of 
> > HTML4, WF2, etc, that they don't support.
> But there are parts of HTML4 that will never be supported by mainstream 
> browsers

Then they won't be compliant to HTML4, or specs that extend HTML4 (like 
WF2). This will be addressed in Web Apps 1 / HTML5.

> though most of those do relate to SGML processing, and there are bits 
> that WF2 changes (such as handling <textarea> as some weird bugwards 
> compatible CDATA/PCDATA combination for error handling). Perhaps this 
> bit from section 2.2 Existing Controls, can be moved or copied up to the 
> conformance requirements.
> | Compliant UAs must follow all the guidelines given in the HTML4
> | specification *except those modified by this specification*.
> I couldn't find anything with similar meaning to that in the conformance 
> section, but it is a conformance requirment and, as such, should 
> probably be included there.

Fair point. Done. I also made it (as you suggested, I think) only the 
forms-related parts.

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