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Re: XHTML character entity support

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:39:38 -0500
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>, www-archive@w3.org
Message-ID: <20091124013937.GA18158@mercury.ccil.org>
Ian Hickson scripsit:

> > (if the first tag you see is an LI, what should you interpolate in front 
> > of it?  Answer: HTML, BODY, UL in that order).
> FWIW: Not in text/html; in text/html it's just HTML, HEAD, BODY.

The text/html media type doesn't necessarily imply HTML5.  In particular,
TagSoup is older than the HTML5 algorithm, and doesn't adhere to it.
Specifically, it never outputs a HEAD element unless it has no choice --
that is, unless there is a HEAD element in the input or an element that
can only appear in a HEAD element.

And through this revolting graveyard of the universe the muffled, maddening
beating of drums, and thin, monotonous whine of blasphemous flutes from
inconceivable, unlighted chambers beyond Time; the detestable pounding
and piping whereunto dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic
tenebrous ultimate gods --the blind, voiceless, mindless gargoyles whose soul
is Nyarlathotep. (Lovecraft)   John Cowan  cowan@ccil.org
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