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

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:55:31 +0100
Message-ID: <51228733.8050802@kosek.cz>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
CC: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, public-html@w3.org
On 18.2.2013 20:34, Sam Ruby wrote:

> I claim that the HTML parser in libxml2 is not sufficient to allow
> interop on "unrestricted HTML syntax", and therefore it is *exactly* the
> reason that there is value in a more "restricted HTML syntax".

It's quite hard to imagine that average Joe (sorry to all Joes) Web
developer who can't produce neither valid HTML nor well-formed XML will
be able to produce polyglot markup which puts even more constraints on

Clearly there are some scenarios where polyglot makes sense, but
polyglot shouldn't be considered more then that.


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