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[Bug 12401] "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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Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> 2011-03-30 14:58:21 UTC ---
It doesn't affect the syntax because XML parsers have no provision for randomly
ignoring tags completely inside some element, which is what <noscript> does in
HTML syntax.

So it's not a "decision" so much as a description of a fundamental limitation
of XML parsing.

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