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Re: Point at which script blocks the parser

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 06:08:48 +0000 (UTC)
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: public-html WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0812020607050.17414@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 17 Nov 2008, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> The fourth point under
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#dom-document-write-html
> says "or when the processing of the tokeniser is aborted by the tree
> construction stage (this can happen if a script  start tag token is emitted by
> the tokeniser)".
> Shouldn't that be the *end* tag now that the parsing algorithm is purely
> tokenizer-push and the tree builder-pull bits are gone?


> Aside: "Aborted" suggests that the tokenizer no longer continues. I 
> suggest saying "blocked" to suggest that the tokenizer will continue 
> later.

Blocked implies a synchronous model, though. I think we're screwed either 
way, terminology-wise.

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