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Re: XHTML character entity support

From: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 10:41:08 -0500
Message-ID: <7c2a12e20911120741s258565e4y2d941c15fa4a72af@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Cc: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 10:16 AM, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com> wrote:
> On the other hand consistent parsing with rules understandable by mortals is
> nice. I don't think anyone would want a language with foster parenting or
> the adoption agency if it wasn't really needed for compatibility. Doing
> XML:the good bits ("XML5") seems like a no-brainer if it can give you the
> best of both approaches.

And of course, the spec could still permit tools to offer more
draconian error handling to users who want it.  HTML5 also permits
draconian error handling, AFAIK, it just doesn't require it.
Received on Thursday, 12 November 2009 15:41:47 UTC

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