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[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 19:44:54 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0612061941510.17852@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Tue, 5 Dec 2006, Sam Ruby 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".

This wouldn't have be document.write()-like behaviour, though. It's not 
clear to me that this is what people want from document.write(); if it is, 
they might as well just use innerHTML.

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