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Re: Validating XHTML5 with XML entities

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 16:59:59 -0400
To: "Jeff Schiller" <codedread@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFEFAF80E7.AFC5A840-ON852574B2.00730AFB-852574B2.00735B0C@us.ibm.com>

Jeff Schiller wrote on 08/27/2008 04:51:25 PM:
>
> Sorry, I have no idea what you're talking about.  I'm not at all
> suggesting that XHTML5 be 'bent' to support WordPress.  I would also
> like to mention that I am not affiliated with WordPress in any way,
> I'm just a user.
>
> The editor has already made it clear that HTML5 spec does not
> constrain the required DOCTYPE or the "XML-level syntax" for XHTML5
> serialization [1], and has opened a bug to clarify the spec with
> regards to this [2] so I'm fine.

It occurs to me that if somebody were to do the work of producing a full
DTD for XHTML5, such work could be considered by this workgroup either to
be included in the HTML 5 standard, or as a standalone document.

> Regards,
> Jeff Schiller
>
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Aug/0801.html
> [2] http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5994
>
> On 8/27/08, Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net> wrote:
> > On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 14:14:51 +0100, Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >
> > > I can create a ticket and submit a 100-line patch to the WP project,
> > > but I'm worried that getting this accepted by the WordPress
> > > powers-that-be will be challenging, especially considering my last
few
> > > patches that languished for months (and those patches prevented
Yellow
> > > Screens of Death - the XHTML equivalent of a 'segfault').
> > >
> >
> >  If WordPress was using XML serializer, there would be no such problems
and
> > entities wouldn't be an issue, but WordPress is designed to work in
> > text/html mode and takes very poor, error-prone approach to generating
> > markup.
> >
> >  HTML5 has text/html parsing mode exactly for interoperability with
such
> > software. It even allows XML-like syntax that WordPress uses, so all
you
> > have to change is DOCTYPE.
> >
> >  WordPress isn't really an XML generator and IMHO XHTML5 shouldn't be
bent
> > to support it.
> >
> >  --
> >  regards, Kornel Lesiński
> >
Received on Wednesday, 27 August 2008 21:09:52 UTC

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