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Re: HTML interpreter vs. HTML user agent

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 16:42:56 +0300
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <AE21CD3B-3142-4724-9DF9-26BA15142E70@iki.fi>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
On May 28, 2009, at 16:15, Sam Ruby wrote:

> Anybody care to identify any more specifics?

My understanding is that search engines that process massive amounts  
of data may want to do so with a streaming parser that doesn't abort  
on errors for which compliant recovery isn't streamable. It seems  
possible to perform indexing usefully without complying with the spec  
in the non-streamable cases.

I don't have first-hand experience of working on a search engine, I'm  
not sure how much of a concern full streamability actually is, and I'm  
not sure if it's worthwhile to address this case in the spec.

(It's inconceivable to expect browsers to switch to streamable  
recovery, so that's not an option.)
Henri Sivonen
Received on Thursday, 28 May 2009 13:43:40 UTC

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