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Re: Standards mode and Quirks mode (was Re: [CSS21] Test Suite)

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 13:18:04 +0200
Message-ID: <410639EC.5050307@expway.fr>
To: Brian Sexton <discussion-w3c@ididnotoptin.com>
Cc: W3C Style List <www-style@w3.org>

Brian Sexton wrote:
>>Then Robin Berjon wrote:
>>That's simply not true a single second. Counter-example in real
>>implementations: all SVG user agents that I know of do incremental
>>rendering, even though an SVG document is of course required to be WF XML.
> 
> The key words you seem to have missed are "strict", "checking", and "be
> sure".  If an SVG user agent does incremental rendering, it is not checking
> for strict well-formedness of the whole document before working with it.

I have no idea where you got that strange notion that these steps occur 
in order. I am well aware of the meaning of the words "strict", 
"checking", and "be sure". The latter is something you should perhaps 
consider practising less.

There is a requirement that the document be in error when it is 
discovered that it is no well-formed. There is no requirement that that 
has to be known before rendering can start to work. You are on crack.

-- 
Robin Berjon
Received on Tuesday, 27 July 2004 07:18:39 GMT

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