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Re: Support Existing Content

From: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 5 May 2007 11:55:32 +0100
Message-Id: <2876FB65-70D3-4316-B912-951ACE9126ED@gmail.com>
Cc: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, Jeff Schiller <codedread@gmail.com>, James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>, "matt@builtfromsource.com" <matt@builtfromsource.com>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

On 4 May 2007, at 22:57, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> On May 4, 2007, at 2:44 PM, Chris Wilson wrote:
>> Jeff Schiller [mailto:codedread@gmail.com] wrote:
>>> Though I wonder, if a UA mistakenly implements proposed error  
>>> handling
>>> in WHATWG's HTML5 and content starts depending on it, isn't that
>>> roughly the same problem?  You're still going to have a UA  
>>> improperly
>>> implementing a spec, content depending on it, and other UAs  
>>> motivated
>>> to emulate this incorrect behavior.
>> Or, more to my point, what happens when you don't specify some  
>> error-handling rule in the spec because you don't think of it, and  
>> due to different architectures multiple vendors do different  
>> things and ship them without realizing it.
> The spec describes what to do with every possible stream of input  
> characters.

I think that is impossible. 
Received on Saturday, 5 May 2007 10:55:39 UTC

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