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[Bug 23157] XHTML: validator doesn’t check that Raw Text elements (style/script) match the constraints

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Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:36:01 +0000
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Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
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                   |                            |ua.no
         Resolution|INVALID                     |---

--- Comment #2 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> (In reply to comment #0)

> Actually, the spec doesn't say that the content model of <script> and
> <style> is text.

You are right. But wrong. Spec says about the content model that it:

“If there is no src attribute, depends on the value of the type attribute, but
must match script content restrictions.”

So, in the default state - which is what I intended by this bug, the content
model is _JavaScript_. And does elements belong inside the JavaScript code? As
much as I know, the answer is "no". I don't think they belong in any scripting
language (except perhaps one that is based on XML - like you mentioned below).

Hence, <script><foo/></script> does break the content type of that particular
<script> element.

Of course, I don’t expect the validator to validate the JavaScript. But I do
expect the validator to understand if there are markup mixed with the code.
Just like the validator can flag a <title> that occurs in the <body>, it can
also flag an <element> that occurs inside a <script> element of type

> In a text/html document it is necessarily text, because
> that's how it's parsed into the DOM. But the spec doesn't say that it must
> be text in an XML document. It just says, "If there is no src attribute,
> depends on the value of the type attribute, but must match script content
> restrictions."


> In some XML/XHTML documents, it's imaginable that the contents of the script
> element might actually be in some XML language

Absolutely. But then the @type atribute must be something other than

>. Maybe even XSLT or XQuery or
> something. Or maybe not those but anyway, it can be element content. The
> spec has it that way by design.
> > Hence,
> > the above ought to be stamped as invalid, measured as XHTML against the HTML5
> > specification.
> No, <script><FOO/></script> is not invalid per the current HTML spec.

It seems you are only looking at it froma well-formed kind of perspective, and
I agree that it is well-formed, of course.

But the way I see it, since there is no @type attribute in
<script><FOO/></script>, the content is, by default, javaScript. Hence, it is
not in line with the content model if an element occurs in the midst of the

It might be that you don’t wanna add this feature, but that does not make the
request invalid.

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