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Re: TAG Decision on Rescinding the request to the HTML WG to develop a polyglot guide

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:53:36 +0000
Message-ID: <512278B0.9090904@nag.co.uk>
To: public-html@w3.org
On 18/02/2013 17:53, Sam Ruby wrote:
> Boy I wish all "HTML parsers" supported unrestricted HTML syntax.
> Henri's parser is better than tagsoup which is much better than libxml2.

Yes I've seen that argument (and don't actually disagree with that 
either) but still the fact that html parsers are in fact buggy and you 
can get more consistent results using XML isn't really backing up the 
statement to which I was replying which was that the existence of the 
html parser in libxml2 was evidence of support for the need for 
polyglot. You are rather arguing that the existence of polyglot gives a 
mechanism of avoiding that parser in favour of the xml one.

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