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[whatwg] Augmenting HTML parser to recognize new elements

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:47:17 -0800
Message-ID: <CAJE5ia8z11wSNefVnOegJ0wSoE3gkt-EjOZbdi5kDiBq-GUphA@mail.gmail.com>
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 1:29 PM, Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov at chromium.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM, Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov at chromium.org> wrote:
>> Ah, that's a good question. This also must be specified. It should
>> depend on the parent of the <content> element. If the parent is shadow
>> root or <table>, then it should make <tr> the child of <content>.
>> Otherwise, it should use foster parenting as usual.
>
> Oops, not "foster parenting", but "ignore" as you mentioned. Still
> getting through the details of the parsing spec.

There's also some subtly w.r.t. the pending character tokens.

More generally, I think we'd all be much more sane if the HTML parsing
algorithm was specified in the HTML living standard rather than
modified ad-hoc in a number of different documents.

Adam


>> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 10:58 AM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
>>> What if content wrapped elements ignored by the parser. e.g.
>>> <content><tr>hi</tr></content>
>>>
>>> What should the content element include in that case?
>>>
>>> - Ryosuke
>>>
>>> On Jan 18, 2012 10:19 AM, "Dimitri Glazkov" <dglazkov at chromium.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> 'sup, Whatwg!
>>>>
>>>> The new HTML elements in the shadow DOM spec
>>>> (http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webcomponents/raw-file/tip/spec/shadow/index.html)
>>>> and the nascent HTML templates spec (see it all explained here:
>>>> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webcomponents/raw-file/tip/explainer/index.html)
>>>> require tweaking of the HTML parsing behavior -- mostly the tree
>>>> construction bits.
>>>>
>>>> A typical example would be specifying an insertion point (that's
>>>> <content> element) as child of a <table>:
>>>>
>>>> <table>
>>>> ? ?<content>
>>>> ? ? ? ?<tr>
>>>> ? ? ? ? ? ?...
>>>> ? ? ? ?</tr>
>>>> ? ?</content>
>>>> </table>
>>>>
>>>> Both <shadow> and <template> elements have similar use cases.
>>>>
>>>> What would be the sane way to document such changes to the HTML parser
>>>> behavior? A list of modifications to tree construction modes in each
>>>> respective spec? Some "generic insertion point element" clause in the
>>>> HTML spec? Give me ideas.
>>>>
>>>> Also -- what are the side effects of such a change? Surely, there's
>>>> something I am not thinking of.
>>>>
>>>> :DG<
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