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Re: Comments on HTML WG face to face meetings in France Oct 08

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 07:21:28 -0800
Message-ID: <49218BF8.1010203@metalab.unc.edu>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, Dean Edridge <dean@dean.org.nz>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> And finally, in my experience, it is not necessarily even true that the 
> error handling of HTML makes it harder to implement parsing than for 
> XML. In WebKit, the pieces of code implementing HTML and XML parsing are 
> close to the same size, and that is not even including the libxml 
> library that does most of the heavy lifting in XML parsing.

But is WebKit already fully implementing the HTML 5 parsing algorithm? 
That is what I suspect is going to complexify parsers beyond plausibility.

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Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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