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[Bug 11366] 1.9.2 - Syntax Errors - Unclear Regarding HTML vs XML Syntax

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--- Comment #2 from Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> 2011-01-01 05:51:29 UTC ---
I am referring to Section 1.9.2 of the W3C Working Draft 16 November 2010. The
description of errors does not adequately distinguish between errors that apply
to the HTML serialization versus the XML serialization.

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> Status: Did Not Understand Request
> Change Description: no spec change
> Rationale: I don't understand. Could you elaborate? Which is section 1.9.2?
> (The section numbers change often and are autogenerated � they don't appear in
> the source document I edit � so it's better to refer to the sections by name.)
> 
> Assuming you mean section 1.10.2 Syntax errors:
>   
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/complete.html#syntax-errors
> ...then the section starts with "The syntax of HTML is constrained to avoid a
> wide variety of problems.", which seems to unambiguously indicate that this
> refers to the HTML syntax. It would in any case be inappropriate for the HTML
> specification to talk about the reasoning behind the decisions that led to the
> XML spec's error handling design, as far as I can tell.

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