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Re: the document character set for text/thml serialization

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2007 18:20:03 +0200
Message-ID: <46E41D33.9080203@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Sun, 09 Sep 2007 16:11:34 +0200, Julian Reschke 
> <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>> We really should answer the question we asked before: why would it be 
>> conforming to include those characters in the first place?
> 
> I can see a good reason to prohibit U+0000 (and that's done), but what 
> is the reason for making these other characters non-conforming? They are 
> not posing any interoperability problem and are also supported by the 
> DOM. I'm not sure why we should limit the HTML serialization here.

So what's the semantics of these characters when they occur inside HTML? 
What is a recipient supposed to do with them, for instance, when they 
appear inside <p> or a <pre> element?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Sunday, 9 September 2007 16:20:20 UTC

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