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Re: XHTML and MIME

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 14:41:02 +0100
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"Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com> wrote in message 
news:op.te7b1jtt64w2qv@id-c0020...
>
> On Fri, 01 Sep 2006 14:19:34 +0100, Mark Birbeck <mark.birbeck@x-port.net> 
> wrote:
>>>   5. "XML parsing failed: syntax error (Line: 8, Character: 0)" in 
>>> Opera;
>>
>> That's interesting...does failing to parse properly necessarily have
>> to prevent rendering?
>
> That's not really the point. The mistake could be on the first line. For 
> example, lots of pages have whitespace before the XML Prolog or don't 
> declare a namespace or insert some <meta> elements that are not "self 
> closing." And whether or not we render half of the page, it would still be 
> worse than in Internet Explorer. Not to speak of the differences in 
> scripting and such.

So render all the page - it's not XML, so render it using the HTML version - 
which is what you would've done if your algorithm had decided it was HTML, 
nothing is lost other than the parsing time to first consider it XML.

Jim. 
Received on Friday, 1 September 2006 13:45:14 GMT

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