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RE: Revised HTML/XML Task Force Report

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 18:13:24 -0700
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
CC: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, Norm Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Message-ID: <C68CB012D9182D408CED7B884F441D4D05CB129EAE@nambxv01a.corp.adobe.com>
With respect to:
> "Even this is not a 100% solution as is still possible to encounter HTML documents that cannot be represented perfectly in XML"
I wrote:
> It would be helpful to elaborate how common such documents are and what kinds of problems in the lack of "perfect" representation might encounter.

Karl replied:
> Most details are available into
> http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-xhtml-author-guide/html-xhtml-authoring-guide.html 

> So maybe it is just a question of linking to it.

But the polyglot specification referenced above does not address the questions I asked:

* How common are HTML documents that cannot be  reasonably represented in XML?
* What kinds of practical difficulties would arise for those documents (and how serious are those difficulties)?

so no, my question isn't addressed by linking to that specification.

Received on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 01:14:20 UTC

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