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[Bug 12235] Make <xmp> conforming

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--- Comment #8 from Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com> 2011-03-08 00:41:15 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> Typing &lt; is rather easy and <xmp> does not allow for nested markup so
> overall it is not that great I think.

But support is already required in all browsers.  Why is it worth prohibiting
authors from using a possibly useful tool, even if its utility is somewhat
niche?  (In contrast, <plaintext> has practically no realistic use I can think
of, so I'm okay with keeping it invalid.)

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