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Re: Where is processing of binary attributes covered?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 21:48:32 +0100
To: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>
Cc: public-html-comments@w3.org
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Philip Taylor writes:

> In particular, the tokenizer state machine will result in a start tag
> token with name "input" and with one attribute, which has name
> "disabled" and value "banana". That feeds into the tree construction
> algorithm, which will http://whatwg.org/html5#insert-an-html-element
> which will http://whatwg.org/html5#create-an-element-for-the-token
> which requires "the attributes on the node being those given in the
> given token". No error recovery occurs while parsing this case. The
> attributes in the DOM are (very nearly) always exactly what was in the
> input document.
> The only kind of error recovery in this case is that
> http://whatwg.org/html5#concept-fe-disabled defines the element to be
> disabled if the 'disabled' attribute exists on the element in the DOM,
> regardless of the attribute's value.

Hmm.  OK, I misunderstood.  I thought that in general the DOM which
resulted from parsing was 'conformant', i.e., would if serialized by a
conformant document, but it appears I was mistaken.

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