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Re: Support Existing Content

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 14:40:16 +0100
Message-ID: <46374340.90602@cam.ac.uk>
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
CC: public-html@w3.org

Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:

> To jeopardise this opportunity by insisting that the
> browser use the same parsing/rendering algorithms for legacy
> ("tag soup") documents as for new ("well formed") documents
> is insane, IMHO.

What gives you the idea that all content with <!DOCTYPE HTML> (or whatever) at 
the top will be "well formed" (I'm not even sure what well formed means when 
talking about HTML, but I guess you mean "no parser-level syntax errors")? That 
seems to be an astoundingly naive assumption which suggests a faliure to learn 
from the mistakes of XHTML.

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  -- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
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