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Re: Semicolon after entities

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 07:32:20 +0100
Message-ID: <462EF5F4.2070502@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> recognize entity references without ";"), then you have effectively 
> defined the error as a feature, though a deprecated one. But you can 
> proclaim that you have now defined a stricter version of the language. :-)

That is why the HTML5 parsing rules are so large.  They do this for many 
things, and, yes, I agree that the effect of this is not to define error 
recovery, but rather to define official parts of the language.

It is, however, what the market seems to want, i.e. the ability to 
ignore standards when writing and have all browsers attempt to divine 
the author intent in the same way.  A very small proportion of users 
even read the standards and, judging by some of the books I've sampled, 
nor do many authors of books on or including material on, how to use HTML.
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