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Re: Empty <script> bug (XHTML documents) ->IE6 bug

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 18:10:20 +0000 (UTC)
To: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0401121805590.18121@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Mon, 12 Jan 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
>>>> The HTML WG has stated that UAs should treat all text/html content as
>>>> legacy HTML content (aka Tag Soup):
>>>>    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2000Sep/0024.html
>>> Unfortunately that's not what the specification says, if that's what
>>> they mean they need to clarify the specification, but then we know
>>> that already.
>> Indeed, the specification doesn't say anything at all.
>> What would you suggest UAs should do?
> Their best effort at understanding it

Obviously. I mean, what solution would you have here.

> that's always what I expect user agents to do, it's clearly broken, but
> it's the spec that's broken, any individual UA's error correction that
> get something meaningful is to be applauded, but equally those that
> don't can't be complained about too loudly.

What is wrong with the current behaviour, other than the fact that it
doesn't implement NET SHORTTAG?

Note that trying to parse <foo/> as an empty element breaks a large number
of sites that expect this to be treated the same as <foo>.

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