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Re: The argument for |bugmode|

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 17:16:49 +0200
To: W3C HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
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mattraymond@earthlink.net (Matthew Raymond) wrote:

>My understanding is that XML parsers can ignore comments entirely, so
>to have an XHTML5 user agent process a comment is counter to XML. It would
>require a redesign of some existing XML parsers just so they could handle
>a specific XML-based language. I don't know about Processing Instructions,
>so you may have me there, although it would have to be clear that this
>didn't cause a problem with existing toolsets.

    PIs are not part of the document's character data, but must be
    passed through to the application. The PI begins with a target
    (PITarget) used to identify the application to which the instruction
    is directed. The target names "XML", "xml", and so on are reserved
    for standardization in this or future versions of this
    specification. […]
]]] - XML 1.0 4th Ed., 2.6 “Processing Instructions”

This kind of thing is what PIs are _for_.

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