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[Bug 12401] New: "The noscript element must not be used in XML documents." "[...] it has no effect in the XHTML syntax." Why is this? Is this to intentionally confuse or restrict web developers into using a particular habit? There is no fathomable functionally practical r

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Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:51:59 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12401

           Summary: "The noscript element must not be used in XML
                    documents." "[...] it has no effect in the XHTML
                    syntax." Why is this? Is this to intentionally confuse
                    or restrict web developers into using a particular
                    habit? There is no fathomable functionally practical r
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the
                    -noscript-element
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/scripting-1.html
Section:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-noscript-element

Comment:
"The noscript element must not be used in XML documents." "[...] it has no
effect in the XHTML syntax." Why is this? Is this to intentionally confuse or
restrict web developers into using a particular habit? There is no fathomable
functionally practical reasoning behind this decisison. There isn't even an
issue of syntactical stability here. This is, frankly, a very stupid decision.

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