Re: Issues arising from not reparsing

On Aug 10, 2009, at 17:19, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> On Monday, August 10, 2009, Henri Sivonen <> wrote:
>> On Aug 10, 2009, at 14:14, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> In case #1, I think the right fix is to introduce more statefulness  
>> into the escapes so that <!-- and --> that occur inside string  
>> literals are heuristically ignored. (Anyone care to suggest a  
>> heuristic that doesn't involve rolling a JS parser into the HTML  
>> parser?)
>> A more radical way to address this would be making "..." and '...'  
>> escape </script> to cater for the document.write() case and not  
>> letting <!-- ... --> be magic.
> This would be great IMHO. Can we try putting that in gecko and see if
> that results in compatibility bugs?

Trying it would be feasible, yeah, and I think it makes sense to try  
it. I think I'll create a wiki page with requirements and a proposed  
delta spec first, though, because others on #whatwg were interested in  
pondering alternative solutions given a set of requirements.

Henri Sivonen

Received on Wednesday, 12 August 2009 09:11:17 UTC