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Re: Semicolon after entities

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 07:52:23 +0100
Message-ID: <46319DA7.3030407@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Ian Hickson wrote:
> No, if you say something is non-conforming, it's non-conforming. Whether 
> the error handling is defined recovery, reverse-engineered undefined 
> recovery, or a fatal error has no effect on how strict the language is. 

But with mandatory error recovery and a usership that doesn't read 
standards it is virtually meaningless, as the market concept of what is 
correct is what produces the intended effect on out of the box IE and 
the current most popular alternative.

History has shown that this will happen even in some primary HTML 
authoring tools, and it will certainly happen in ones where HTML 
authoring is part of a bigger application (e.g. nearly all HTML email 
violates the formal grammar (and much violates the semantics)).
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