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[whatwg] Stability of tokenizing/dom algorithms

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 15:11:42 +0100
Message-ID: <op.ul9dpsbewxe0ny@widsithpro.local>
On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 22:36:24 +0100, Martin Atkins  
<mart at degeneration.co.uk> wrote:

> Edward Z. Yang wrote:
>> Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> I'm not saying don't be standards-compliant; I'm just saying use a  
>>> subset of HTML5 that you feel comfortable with (which might also be a  
>>> subset of HTML4, for that matter, just with the HTML5 DOCTYPE so that  
>>> you don't have to worry about exactly which version you want to  
>>> follow).
>>  Sounds good, since HTML4 is a strict subset of HTML5 (correct me if I'm
>> wrong?)
>>
>
> It's probably more accurate to say that what browsers understand of  
> HTML4 is roughly a subset of HTML5. Arguably no browser actually  
> implements HTML4. :)

Right. HTML4 is not a subset. It might be more accurate to say that HTML5  
is a significantly extended subset of HTML4.

Cheers

Chaals

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