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Re: unescaped ampersands was: several messages

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 19:45:38 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906011943370.11443@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 1 Jun 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Mon, 1 Jun 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:
> > > You are making something "valid" which makes parsing href attributes 
> > > significantly harder, and which increases the risk of these kinds of 
> > > references leaking into other formats.
> > 
> > Actually no, this didn't involve any differences to the parsing rules 
> > at all. The only difference was to conformance checkers, and the 
> > difference was minimal. This change in no way increased the complexity 
> > for UAs that do not do conformance checking.
> 
> As far as I can tell, it increases the complexity of recipients that 
> choose only to support conforming documents.

Yes. Such user agents are few and far between (I've never seen one) and 
are thus not a priority.


> PS: "Several Messages" is totally unhelpful as a subject line

Pine automatically switches to that subject line when I reply to multiple 
messages that had different subject lines. I didn't think to check that 
this had happened this time since I didn't expect you or Kornel (or your 
mail clients) to have changed the subject line.

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