need keyword for html <4 compliance

VERIFIED WONTFIX

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bugzilla.mozilla.org
Administration
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minor
VERIFIED WONTFIX
17 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: robbe, Assigned: asa)

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(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
According to http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/describekeywords.cgi, "html4"
specifically excludes bugs that break compliance with html 3.2 or lower.

The reasoning behind this is unclear to me -- since compliance to html 3.2 is
largely needed for html 4, we need to track this kind of breakage, too. Either
html4 should be extended, or a new html3 keyword added to encompass these bugs.

Comment 1

17 years ago
Since HTML4 has now been swallowed into XHTML, I suggest that the html4 keyword
be redefined to mean any HTML elements or attributes that are valid in the HTML
4 specification, including those still present from prior HTML specifications
(e.g. <b>).

This could lead to a large number of bugs being given the html4 keyword, however
you could argue that such a practice would lead to better analysis of our
overall HTML conformance.

Asa: any objections to this? Perhaps a relevant newsgroup posting asking for
comments is warranted.
(Assignee)

Comment 2

17 years ago
hixie, thoughts?
this is redundant with a dependency on bug 7954. Either one or the other should
be killed off.
(Assignee)

Comment 4

17 years ago
already have useful tracking bug. wontfix.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 5

17 years ago
vrfy wontfix
Should the html4 keyword be killed?
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Contact: lchiang → timeless
Component: Bugzilla: Keywords & Components → Administration
Product: mozilla.org → bugzilla.mozilla.org
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