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Re: About dropping the style attribute

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 10:00:41 +0300
Message-Id: <0CCC3328-E114-41D4-85F0-6C09E051331C@iki.fi>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: gonchuki <gonchuki@gmail.com>

On Jun 28, 2007, at 00:49, gonchuki wrote:

> so then both Mozilla/Gecko and Safari/WebKit will render any tag they
> encounter regardless of the doctype?

Correct.

> shoudn't a strict DOM parser
> drop/ignore unrecognised tags/attributes for the current DTD?
> Most fault of tag-soups and concoctions is from lenient UAs that
> render whatever you throw at them, there should be some initiative to
> stop this kind of behaviour.

Mozilla tried that in the summer of 2000 before the first public beta  
of Netscape 6. The approach wasn't compatible with deployed content  
and was abandoned. Reintroducing similar behavior is unrealistic.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Thursday, 28 June 2007 07:01:01 GMT

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