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Re: Error recovery

From: Uche Ogbuji <uche@ogbuji.net>
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 15:22:22 -0700
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To: liam@w3.org
Cc: "public-microxml (public-microxml@w3.org)" <public-microxml@w3.org>
On Sat, Nov 17, 2012 at 3:05 PM, Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 2012-11-17 at 13:27 -0700, Uche Ogbuji wrote:
>
> > > (a) <e a="x"/>, or
> > >
> > > (b) <e a="x/">
>
> > I prefer (a) since it's the likeliest interpretation of the author's
> > intention.
>
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>
> (a) is not unreasonable; a better implementation would look ahead and
> find the </a>, although in HTML one could perhaps omit the </a> because
> of the </p> and have the "right thing" happen, because of the
> domain-specific knowledge in the parser. (b) is the right answer here of
> course.
>

Nice, contrived example, but note my use of "likeliest."  I stand by my
characterization.



> Since MicroXML is/was aimed at Web usage, I think (b) the better choice,
> *or* build-in to the parser a list of empty HTML elements and use (a)
> for those and (b) for the rest.
>

I think it's fair to agree to disagree (for my part I agree with others who
have repudiated the HTML5 insanity), and the most important thing is that
the behavior is documented.


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