Re: BAD HTML flag [was: Re: Broken parsers need to be fixed (was Re: no dtd? no]

Scott E. Preece (
Thu, 10 Aug 1995 09:29:43 -0500

From: Hakon Lie <>

| I've added the $HTML_ERROR selector to the list of proposed
| environment variables in the last CSS draft specification [1]. But,
| that whole section is under fire. Among the strongest charges against
| it is the possible introduction of asymmetry ("the user can do this,
| but not the author"). And, we probably wouldn't want authors to turn
| off the flagging of errors.


Actually, it might be perfectly reasonable for an author to turn off error-flagging (if, for instance, the current version of the document is incomplete or is a pre-existing, non-conforming document), so long as the reader is allowed to override that choice.


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