[Bug 5753] New: parsing issues with legacy UAs


           Summary: parsing issues with legacy UAs
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/InterimLegacyBridgingMarkup
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Spec proposals
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: rob@robburns.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

For the text/html serialization only:

 • many key implementations do not use DTDs or any similar mechanism so they
cannot correctly parse unknown HTML elements
 • authors want to use the new semantics elements provided by in HTML5, but
cannot do so if targeted UAs do not properly parse those elements
 • routine DOM states cannot be serialized to text/html without loss of data

This interim markup has two separate but related issues:

 • content models not supported by the p (paragraph) element
 • incorrect parsing for newly introduced elements (parsed either as void,
paragraph-terminating or non-paragraph-terminating)

(see http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/InterimLegacyBridgingMarkup for evolving
solution proposals)

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Received on Saturday, 14 June 2008 09:03:03 UTC