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[Bug 11057] doctype about:legacy-compat, t

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Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 21:18:56 +0000
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David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|WONTFIX                     |

--- Comment #4 from David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk> 2010-10-29 21:18:56 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> The purpose of the about:legacy-compat value is to allow documents to be
> created using XSLT. Itís highly likely that developers will want to create
> polyglot docs using XSLT, and so guidance about this is necessary.
> Thank you very much for the feedback.
> Eliot

This comment doesn't address the issue.

If you use xsl:output to add a doctype then XSLT gives absolutely no assurance
that the resulting document is well formed, and the subject of this bug is my
belief that if you specify about:legacy-compat that the resulting document is
not in fact well formed.

I agree that guidance is necessary but question whether it is advisable to
recommend that non well formed documents be passed to an XML parser.

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