Re: Request for clarification on HTML 5 publication status (ISSUE-19)

On Nov 30, 2007, at 03:50, T.V Raman wrote:

> What's more, two implementors who did that would almost certainly
> come up with different answers.

html5lib and the HTML parser are independent non-browser  
implementations. As far as I can tell, both agree on what the document  
tree should look like even when the document tree is not a DOM.

As an implementor of a parser that can run without a DOM, I'm not  
complaining about the spec being written in terms of the DOM.

> I think this thread is closely related to the question Henry
> Thompson asked at the Tech Plenary which was:
> "HTML5 says how all the incorrect cases are handled, but fails to
> tell authors at the end of the day what the correct way of doing
> things is"

I answered that question at the Tech Plenary. There is a "Writing"  
section that describes what kinds of character sequences one may write  
without hitting the error conditions in the parsing algorithm.

Henri Sivonen

Received on Friday, 30 November 2007 05:37:58 UTC