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Re: New TAG issue: TagSoupIntegration-54

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2006 11:12:11 -0500
To: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <87psc7i1t0.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu> was heard to say:
| The W3C define a process by which
| *any* arbitrary byte stream can be
| converted into valid XHTML, no matter
| what.

This is the direction my thoughts have been going as well. I believe
all the major browsers expose the HTML that they are displaying as a
DOM tree for scripting and styling. The DOM tree, by its very nature,
is well formed, so each browser is, in fact, employing some algorithm
for converting tag soup into a tree.

If they all employed the same algorithm, and the algorithm was
documented, we could at least have interoperable understanding of what
the tag soup "means".

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

-- 
Norman Walsh
XML Standards Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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