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Re: Statement why the Polyglot doc should be informative

From: Michael[tm] Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 13:03:54 +0900
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20121105040352.GE29943@sideshowbarker>
Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, 2012-11-04 19:47 +0100:

> 1. Polyglot Markup describes a flavour of HTML5 that plays nice
>    with XML  pipelines, something you have asked for; [1] 
> [1] http://twitter.com/hsivonen/status/263696331141431296

That tweet is not at all Henri saying he asked for "a flavor of HTML5 that
plays nice with XML pipelines".

What it says exactly is "Again heard the claim that HTML5 doesn't play nice
with XML pipelines. Clearly, I need to advertise
http://about.validator.nu/htmlparser/  more."

That seems instead to be about the ability to put an HTML parser into an
XML pipeline as a drop-in replacement for an XML parser -- as validator.nu
does -- so that you can feed it non-well-formed (non-polyglot) HTML
documents and still have everything work as expected.

So it has nothing at all to do with "a flavor of HTML5 that plays nice with
XML pipelines".

  --Mike

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