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[Bug 13309] HTML and XHTML handle newline differently

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Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:17:46 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13309

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|REOPENED                    |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #10 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-08-09 23:17:46 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #2)
> Under Section 8.1.3.1 of HTML 5:
> 
> "Where character references are allowed, a character reference of a U+000A LINE
> FEED (LF) character (but not a U+000D CARRIAGE RETURN (CR) character) also
> represents a newline."
> 
> In other words, &#xD; is ignored.

No, what you quote is not at all saying that &#xD; is ignored. It's saying that
if you want to represent a newline, you can use &#xA;, but not &#xD;.

If you read the parser section, you'll see &#xD; turns into a U+000D character,
which doesn't represent anything useful in HTML.


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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Spec is as intended.

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