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Re: [whatwg] Namespaces and tag names in the HTML parser

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 19:36:42 +0000 (UTC)
To: Peter Occil <poccil14@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1308011936130.27623@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>
On Thu, 1 Aug 2013, Peter Occil wrote:
>
> Many of these cases occur in the normative portion of the tree 
> construction stage.  Most of them involve checking whether an element 
> (as opposed to a tag token) has a certain name:
> 
> Accordingly, these cases are ambiguous: [...]

Thanks for listing these.

> As you can see, it's really only a few dozen ambiguous cases, not 
> thousands.

Why are the ones not in the parser part of the spec not ambiguous?

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