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[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2006 09:59:33 -0500
Message-ID: <457437D5.3060701@metalab.unc.edu>
James Graham wrote:

> As I understand it, the full chain of events should look like this:
> 
>  [Internal data model in server]
>                 |
>                 |
>        HTML 5 Serializer
>                 |
>                 |
>             {Network}
>                 |
>                 |
>           HTML 5 Parser
>                 |
>                 |
>  [Whatever client tools you like]


No and no. First of all everything after the {Network} step is my own 
damn business. Do not assume or attempt to mandate anything about what 
must consume the bits. An HTML 5 parser is one thing that might be used. 
However whether I use such a tool depends on my needs.

Secondly, that server model is only one possibility. Many servers have a 
model that does not involve anything more complicated than checking the 
filename extensions and then blindly copying bits onto the wire. For 
performance that's often necessary.


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