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RE: Versioning and html[5]

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2007 03:35:38 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0704160329150.17772@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 16 Apr 2007, Dave Raggett wrote:
> > 
> > See: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#parsing
> 
> Thanks for the pointer. As far as I could tell, you are indeed 
> suggesting tracking which form the fields belong to without the need for 
> the form element to contain them. What wasn't clear was how the form 
> element's start and end tags are manipulated.

Search for "form" (_with_ the quotes) in the parsing section -- it's fully 
defined. To see what DOM you would get, try samples with the html5lib 
parser [1]; note that, as you point out, the form fields do not 
necessarily get associated with form elements in their ancestor chain. For 
what it's worth, this strategy is based on implementation feedback from 
Mozilla and Safari and is thought to be compatible with the majority of 
Web content with illformed <form> elements.

[1] http://code.google.com/p/html5lib/


> BTW that document is *very* unwieldly and slows my browser to the speed 
> of a snail. I recommend breaking large documents into smaller ones and 
> taking advantage of the power of hypertext links.

As noted at the very top of the document, there already exists a multipage 
version:

   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/

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