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Re: XML incremental rendering, was Re: Standards mode and Quirks mode (was Re: [CSS21] Test Suite)

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 06:34:45 +0100
Message-Id: <200407272049.i6RKnxK00481@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> Until we have not such specs any attempt to render partial
> content - (non-valid XHTML document) is a non-standard behavior.

I see a whole urban myth developing here.  One needs to understand the
purpose of the rule, not get hung up on an over literal interpretation.

The purpose is to ensure that a generic XML browser, or a browser for
some other XML namespace can create a correct parse tree and use any
style sheets.  It's also there to ensure that things that fail to parse
on one browser fail to parse on all browsers.

Incremental rendering is a very desirable property, although very 
much undervalued by authors,  judging by the number of pages that do
nothing for a minute then suddenly appear.
Received on Thursday, 29 July 2004 01:36:00 UTC

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