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

From: T.V Raman <raman@google.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 06:22:29 -0800
Message-ID: <18256.7333.675913.107829@retriever.corp.google.com>
To: hsivonen@iki.fi
Cc: raman@google.com, fielding@gbiv.com, annevk@opera.com, public-html@w3.org

The fact that the two parsers build the same DOM is not
equivalent to the Web authors request of "tell me how I write my
documents correctly".

Henri Sivonen writes:
 > 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 Validator.nu 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
 > hsivonen@iki.fi
 > http://hsivonen.iki.fi/

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