[whatwg] Presentational safety valves

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jan 4 15:03:14 PST 2007

On Thu, 4 Jan 2007, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Jan 4, 2007, at 11:07, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > Semantics aren't really well covered either.
> It doesn't matter much. It is rather clear that the ruby markup is 
> intended for a particular Chinese and Japanese typographical device.

Sorry for the confusion. By semantics I meant what should happen for DOMs 

   <p> ... <rp> ... </rp> ... </p>

   <p> ... <rb> ... <rt> ... </rt> </rb> </p>

   <p> ... <ruby> ... </ruby> </p>

   <p> ... <ruby> ... <rb> ... <rp> ... <rt> ... <rt> </rp> </rb> </ruby> </p>

...etc. What would those "mean"? What would they be displayed as? I mean, 
sure, they're non-conformant, but what should UAs do?

The specs on Ruby currently at the W3C (both for CSS and for XHTML) are 
woefully inadequate in terms of describing error handling rules right now.

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