[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 03:30:15 PST 2006

Michel Fortin wrote:
>> But I think allowing attributes with no meaning to 
>> validate will just reenforce the idea that they are 
>> meaningful. If you use them, fine, but you'll have 
>> a validation error there that will warn you that this 
>> is no HTML.

How about the validator be required to present an informational note, or
even a warning, but not flag as an *error*?  That addresses your concern as
it would reinforce the idea that it is meaningless.

-Mike Schinkel

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