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Re: HTML interpreter vs. HTML user agent

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 05:27:43 +0200
Message-ID: <4A1F562F.3060207@malform.no>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

Roy T. Fielding On 09-05-29 03.55:
> On May 28, 2009, at 4:46 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> Look at any of the systems I have personally been involved in
> developing: wwwstat, MOMspider, libwww-perl, Apache httpd, Apache
> Jackrabbit, Apache Sling, Day CQ5, ... none of which are capable of
> conforming to HTML5-as-defined because the definition of conformance
> is behaving like a browser.

Ian Hickson On 09-05-27 04.12:
> HTML4 is silent about much, but it isn't silent about everything. What it 
> is not silent about is usually wrong (e.g. saying browsers must not have a 
> default encoding, whatever that means, or saying that all browsers, even 
> speech synthesisers, must render quote marks around <q> elements, or 
> saying that the default media="" is "screen", or saying that parsing 
> should be done using SGML, or...).

leif halvard silli
Received on Friday, 29 May 2009 03:28:25 UTC

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