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[Bug 17304] New: Over-specification in "Page load processing model for text files"

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Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2012 13:14:07 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-17304-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=17304

           Summary: Over-specification in "Page load processing model for
                    text files"
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/single-page.html#read-tex
                    t
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: julian.reschke@gmx.de
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Section 5.6.4, "Page load processing model for text files", currently requires
UAs to re-use the <plaintext> handler to handle content of type text/plain.

This makes it impossible (*) to improve handling of text/plain, such as for:

- handling format=flowed (RFC 3676),

- handling FF characters for printing (see
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=92250>), and

- handling text/plain fragment identifiers (RFC 5147).

I believe the spec should allow the UA to augment the document with markup as
long as the displayed text is not affected.

(*) Unless the improvement could be done using CSS, which doesn't seem to be
the case for the examples mentioned above.

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