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[whatwg] [html5] tags, elements and generated DOM

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 08:28:15 -0400
Message-ID: <4263A7DF.1000509@inkedblade.net>
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Apr 17, 2005, at 04:58, fantasai wrote:
> 
>> For those of us writing HTML by hand, this is not a practical solution,
>> particularly when invisible characters are involved. Invisible characters
>> aside, I don't want to go digging through a Unicode character map every
>> time I want &rarr; or &tau;.
> 
> That's not an issue for HTML where entities get tag soup treatment anyway.
> 
> I didn't say that authors should not type entity references in XML. I 
> said that the entity references should be resolved before the data 
> travels from the server to the client.

So, when is my document going to get preprocessed? I certainly don't want
to bother fussing with it every time I fix a typo.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 18 April 2005 05:28:15 UTC

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