[whatwg] Table integrity and conformance

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Thu Oct 26 06:27:59 PDT 2006

On Oct 23, 2006, at 21:31, Ian Hickson wrote:

> I think it would be good to require table integrity. Specifically I  
> think
> overlapping cells would be a MUST NOT.

Excellent! Thanks!

> It might be interesting to have some sort of testing with the "axis"
> attribute too, or maybe we should drop it.

I think it should be dropped due to lack of implementations and use  
after being in HTML 4 for years.

> If you do do this, I expect your experience with writing the  
> conformance
> checker will be a large influence on what the spec end up saying.

Hopefully I can come up with something useful.

> On a related note, a potentially interesting feature of a conformance
> checker would be to output the document outline so that a human can  
> check
> that that is correct.

Noted as a feature request for the future. :-)

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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