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Re: Parsing of HTML fragments

From: Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 17:10:10 -0700
Message-ID: <3b31caf90704241710t50c5b9ddsaf9a1dec141c5a64@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

> A lot of this is going to depend on the application.  Guess the question is,
> to pick a specific case - should the Atom spec disallow too-new HTML tags?
> Should Atom disallow presentation-related tags (like <font>) that are
> unlikely to play well in the parent document?

Atom Text Constructs are allowed to contain [in the @type="html" case]
any content "suitable for handling as HTML" (referencing HTML 4.01),
and in the @type="xhtml" case, any content "suitable for handling as
XHTML" (referencing  Modularization of XHTML). [1] I think a
reasonable notion of suitability would allow for the use of something
like the WHATWG parsing algorithm -- effectively, this is more or less
what liberal feed parsers are doing already.

Edward O'Connor

1. http://atompub.org/rfc4287.html#rfc.section.3.1.1
Received on Wednesday, 25 April 2007 00:10:13 UTC

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