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Re: DOM comments inside a <style> element

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2011 08:27:39 +0100
To: "Toby Inkster" <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Message-ID: <op.vop1oaj9idj3kv@simon-pieterss-macbook.local>
On Sun, 02 Jan 2011 00:11:34 +0100, Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk> wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Dec 2010 13:11:24 +0100
> "Simon Pieters" <simonp@opera.com> wrote:
>> For styling languages that consist of pure text
> This seems to me that the agent needs to know which styling languages
> "consist of pure text"

Only among the styling languages that the agent supports.

> (whatever that means! does CSS consist of pure
> text? does XML?)

If the style system expects a string as input, then it's "pure text", if  
the style system expects a series of DOM nodes, then it's not. At least,  
that's my interpretation considering the rest of the paragraph.

> I'd suggest something along the lines of...
> For <style> elements where the type attribute matches /\/(.+\+)xml$/i
> the style sheet consists of the DOM subtree within the <style> element.
> Any other styling languages consist of pure text; user agents must
> evaluate style elements by passing the concatenation of the contents of
> all the text nodes that are direct children of the style element (not
> any other nodes such as comments or elements), in tree order, to the
> style system.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Monday, 3 January 2011 07:28:24 UTC

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