[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Dec 5 13:47:47 PST 2006

On Tue, 5 Dec 2006, Mike Schinkel wrote:
> 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.

Validators are allowed to give any warnings or notes they like. (The spec 
only specifies that a validator must give no errors if there are no errors 
and must give at least one error if there are any, IIRC.)

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