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Re: Incorrect "catch" of valid data

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 15:37:52 +0900
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To: Terje Bless <link@tss.no>
Cc: Thanasis Kinias <tkinias@optimalco.com>, W3C Validator <www-validator@w3.org>
At 08:28 01/07/19 +0200, Terje Bless wrote:
>On 19.07.01 at 14:25, Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org> wrote:
> >It's not the word 'graphic', it's production [2] in the spec. For XHTML,
> >which is a combination of XML and HTML, it's not 100% clear.
>Gee, where have I heard that before... I'm starting to develop an
>instinctive dislike for anything with "XHTML" in the name. :-(

Well, nobody uses these codepoints for what they would be intended
anyway, so it doesn't matter.

> >But we decided that we fail for both HTML and XHTML, because the chance
> >that it's an error (the wrong character) is much bigger than the chance
> >that that somebody really wants one of the control characters.
>For HTML 4, yes, but for XHTML we've been giving errors for these all
>along. The current code will give an error about these characters in both
>HTML and XHTML. Is that more or less what you had in mind?

Yes, exactly.   Thanks a lot.

Regards,    Martin.
Received on Thursday, 19 July 2001 05:41:22 UTC

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