[whatwg] Custom elements and attributes
elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sun Nov 12 07:15:27 PST 2006
Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Authors who check their pages using a conformance checker would be
> alerted to the error. A typical browser can't do that (at least not by
> default) because the average user just doesn't care or need to know
> about such errors.
That's not true. A typical browser absolutely can and certainly should
alert users to bugs in the pages, and the TAG finding I cited explains
why and how. Optional recourse to external validators is not sufficient,
as the current state of the web proves. *Silent* error recovery from
incorrect metadata is potentially dangerous. It is rightly discouraged.
Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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