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Re: View Source

From: Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2009 07:26:19 +0000
Message-ID: <49BF509B.5060806@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>
CC: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org, www-svg@w3.org

Steve Axthelm wrote:

 > That was my initial reaction as well. After thinking about it some more,
 > I don't really have strong feelings one way or the other. One way or
 > another (browser extensions, scripting, etc.) it'll be easy to get the
 > raw source so I don't see any harm, and agree there are potential
 > benefits in making the cleaned-up serialization the default shown to
 > authors.

I could live with that only if it were not
described as "view source"; source is source,
and to pretend that a serialised DOM (worse,
a serialised DOM after error recovery has
taken place) is disingenuous, misleading,
and arguably dishonest.

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