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[Bug 10157] Whitespace between <head> and <body> should be ignored

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Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 21:18:16 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10157


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX




--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-07-14 21:18:15 ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Whether we change in behaviour here or not doesn't affect the amount
of effort implementations have to do (since they're all going to have to update
their parsers and parser tests anyway). So this just ends up being a balance of
legacy compatibility vs sanity. In this case, sanity says the whitespace should
be preserved, and I'm not aware of any compatibility issues. Thus the spec.

There are other parts of the parser's whitespace handling (e.g. handling of
spaces after </body>) where the sane behaviour wasn't compatible with the web,
so compatibility won out.

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