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Re: Polyglot Markup Formal Objection Rationale

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 16:15:17 +0100
To: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20121106161517053762.2d3f72b1@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Smylers, Tue, 6 Nov 2012 14:34:20 +0000:
> Leif Halvard Silli writes:
>> Smylers, Tue, 6 Nov 2012 14:02:18 +0000:
>>> Lachlan Hunt writes:

>>>> intersection of the HTML and XHTML serialisations, such that the
>>>> markup meets the following constraints:
>>>> 
>>>> 1. Conforms to the syntactic requirements of the HTML serialisation
>>>> 2. Conforms to the syntactic requirements of the XHTML serialisation
>>>>    (including well-formedness)
>>>> 3. Results in a *conforming document* when parsed with either an HTML or
>>>>    XML parser
>>>> 4. Results in equivalent tree representations (e.g. DOM) when parsed
>>>>    using either HTML or XML parsers, subject to the known exceptions
>>>>    for:
>>>>    a. xml, xmlns and xlink namespaced attributes,
>>>>    b. Any insignificant differences in the value of textContent
>>>>       for script and style elements.
>>>>    c. Any semantically insignificant whitespace differences.
>>> 
>>> Thanks.
>>> 
>>> It sounds like we may be able to get consensus (or at least a lack
>>> of formal objections) around that.
>> 
>> For me to not object this, the principles would need to be extended 
>> with a 5th principle:
>> 
>>   5. Limits itself to "the encoding" - that is: UTF-8.
> 
> To be clear, Leif, are you saying that you will raise a Formal Objection
> unless the Polyglot spec normatively requires that polyglot HTML must be
> in UTF-8?

Yes. I would formally object that Polyglot Markup is changed to accept 
any encoding but UTF-8.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Tuesday, 6 November 2012 15:15:51 UTC

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