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Re: Polyglot Markup Formal Objection Rationale

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:03:35 +0000
Message-ID: <509918B7.60303@nag.co.uk>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
On 06/11/2012 13:37, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> It's also somewhat self-contradictory in its present state, as
> section 9 says to only use external scripts and section 9.2
> contradicts that by saying that "safe content" may be used inline.

I meant to put in a bug about that, The introductory remark about
requiring external scripts is (now) clearly wrong given the following
detailed requirements for inline scripts.

> On a related note, Polyglot Markup also fails to describe
> alternative techniques of including scripts inline, such as using the
> <![CDATA[ trick.
> <script>//<![CDATA[ ... //]]></script>

That was explicitly suggested by several people (including me) but the
editor is currently choosing to go for a stricter interpretation of DOM
equality so this isn't an accidental failure but a design choice.
(The fact that the are such choices is one reason why the syntactic
choices in the definition of the profile should be normative)

Similarly newlines in attribute values rarely make a difference (with
the possible exception of title) but the spec currently bans then (which
makes for some long lines in the svg path example)


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