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Re: An HTML language specification

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 02:22:30 +0000 (UTC)
To: Rob Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811210222030.25579@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 20 Nov 2008, Rob Sayre wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > One of the biggest goals of HTML5 is to fix up the mess that was left 
> > from leaving things like Window and the navigation algorithm 
> > undefined. These are core to how HTML works. We can't leave those out.
> I think some people are asking for a separate spec that would govern the 
> behavior of software similar to html5lib.
> http://code.google.com/p/html5lib/
> This software does not implement Window or navigation, but it appears to 
> perform a useful task. It seems to me that either the tree built by 
> html5lib is a total sham, or the HTML5 spec is not as intertwined as 
> some are claiming.

html5lib doesn't implement document.write, either; are you saying we 
should have a different parser spec for UAs supporting scripting and UAs 
not supporting scripting?

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