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RE: Tag Soup (was: FW: XHTML)

From: Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@jelks.nu>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 00:31:05 -0500
To: <www-html@w3.org>
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Arjun Ray wrote:

> The tragedy is that a formal spec for Tag Soup was never written.

Especially since it's going to be around for a long, long time.

Even if UAs next year onward reject any and all malformed documents declaring
themselves with XHTML DOCTYPEs and namespaces, if they can't also grok Tag Soup,
who in the General Public would want to use them?  Content is what is important,
and the GP cares less if the content is encrypted in Tag Soup.

So UAs with real XML/SGML parsers will still need a TAGSOUP.DLL for the
foreseable future ...

/Jelks
Received on Friday, 3 December 1999 00:30:33 GMT

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