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Re: Parsing of HTML fragments

From: Dão Gottwald <dao@design-noir.de>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 00:02:58 +0200
Message-ID: <462E7E92.9070401@design-noir.de>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>, Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org

Maciej Stachowiak schrieb:
> Unlike full documents, HTML fragments today don't indicate versioning, 
> so they seem to be a hole in any opt-in versioning scheme. IRight now
> you can't even tell if an embedded HTML fragment expects standards mode 
> or quirks mode.

Then again, there's no good reason for an HTML fragment to expect any 
rendering mode, given that current modes have hardly anything to do with 
the markup.

> I alluded to this a bit with my mention of compound documents. At the 
> very least they rule out using a doctype for versioning, but if what is 
> included is not the root element (or indeed not an element at all but a 
> fragment) then there is no reasonable way to indicate a version at all.

Yeah.

--Dao
Received on Tuesday, 24 April 2007 22:03:22 GMT

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