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[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 22:02:45 -0500
Message-ID: <457632D5.8090907@intertwingly.net>
Ian Hickson wrote:
>> I don't see any documentation that requires XHTML to not support 
>> display.write, but it certainly is a reality that nobody has done so.
> 
>    http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#document.write1
> 
> (I'd like to make it work, but can't work out how to specify it. If you 
> have any ideas for actual concrete text for the spec, please let me know.)

I would think that steps 2-7 of the innerHTML algorithm specified 
immediately below the target of this link would be preferred over 
"always raise an exception".

> Again, while I have a great respect for you and your work, you are hardly 
> representative of the majority of Web authors, which is who I have to 
> primarily take into account when it comes to the spec.

Agreed.

- Sam Ruby
Received on Tuesday, 5 December 2006 19:02:45 UTC

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