[html4all] validity and other important things Re: New issue: IMG section of HTML5 draft contradicts WCAG 1 & WCAG 2 (draft)
chaals at opera.com
Fri Apr 11 04:53:50 PDT 2008
On Fri, 11 Apr 2008 12:21:34 +0200, Philip TAYLOR
<Philip-and-LeKhanh at royal-tunbridge-wells.org> wrote:
> Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>>> Saying that such products should be
>>> programmed to output invalid HTML isn't a viable answer, either.
>> Why not? Almost *every* tool I know of that produces HTML produces
>> HTML, so I am not sure how you determine that there is some existential
>> reason why this cannot happen.
> Are you serious, Charles ? Are you really arguing that
> the generating of invalid code is an acceptable option ?
Yes. Under certain circumstances it is an acceptable option, if the choice
is between several things, none of which produce a desired outcome and
this is the one that does the least harm, and if the consequential
effects. It is even in W3C recommendations.
> If so, I would seriously suggest you move a motion to
> disolve the W3C, since it would have no role whatsoever
> in the anarchic world that you appear to be willing to
Actually, I think W3C has an important role to play in the anarchic world
in which I live. I did not validity is not important. The point of my
question is that it is clearly feasible to produce invalid code without
the web grinding to a halt (since the web works despite being almost all
of the HTML on it being invalid), therefore I don't understand why it is
not possible to argue that breaking validity *may* be a reasonable
approach to a given problem.
Charles McCathieNevile Opera Software, Standards Group
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