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[whatwg] On tag inference

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 22:51:05 +0300
Message-ID: <4a2a2dc1473936e61bb654b5f0203976@iki.fi>
On Sep 4, 2005, at 22:23, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> On Sep 4, 2005, at 19:46, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>
>> Quoting Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi>:
>>> What about the interaction of <section> with <head> and <body>?
>>
>> You said yourself that any element other than a few known ones closes 
>> the HEAD
>> element and implies a BODY element start tag.
>
> So I did, but I now think my reasoning leading to that conclusion was 
> flawed. (I should have corrected myself on this mailing list earlier.) 
> If only a closed list of elements is allowed in HEAD, it will be 
> impossible to introduce extensions that occur as children of HEAD. An 
> explicit list of element starts that close HEAD would solve that 
> problem.
>
> The implicit boundary of HEAD and BODY is a tricky issue with 
> open-ended extensions. I guess I'll have to examine browser behavior 
> as the next step.

It appears that my first attempt was compatible with browsers and 
introducing new child elements of HEAD is already impossible.

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Sunday, 4 September 2005 12:51:05 UTC

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