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Re: [CSS21] response to issue 115 (and 44)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 10:20:54 +0000 (UTC)
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Cc: WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0402231015050.9510@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 23 Feb 2004, Bert Bos wrote:
> Do I have to? CSS gives rules for parsing things that might someday
> cease to be errors. But I don't see what these non-characters can ever
> be useful for, so why should I say how to parse them?

Because authors will write them (whether intentionally or not) and so we
have to ensure UAs react interoperably. If we don't, the market leader's
error handling will become the de facto standard instead, and other UAs
will just have to reverse engineer it. See tag soup for the end result.


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