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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 12:24:49 +0200
Message-ID: <463B09F1.2090609@gmx.de>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>, matt@builtfromsource.com, public-html@w3.org

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> ...
> OK, but what's the actual harm of doing so? Can you describe it in 
> words? You've said repeatedly that you think nonconforming content is 
> really bad, but you haven't once explained how its existence hurts 
> anyone, or how wiping it out would help anyone.
> ...

It hurts those who want to parse HTML, but do not want to implement a 
full user agent (think metadata extraction, microformats, crawling, 

Now I understand that what's the well-defined HTML5 parsing is for... So 
  this sort of proves to me that the distinction between "conformant" 
and "parseable" documents really is meaningless.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 4 May 2007 10:25:17 UTC

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