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[whatwg] doctype parsing

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2004 22:06:55 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0408222205260.20869@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Sun, 22 Aug 2004, Jim Ley wrote:
>> 
>> Good question. Does anyone have a copy of Goldfarb who can answer this?
> 
> I realise Goldfarb is hardly cheap, but I would expect anyone attempting 
> to build a browser have a copy, it's kinda crucial to parsing HTML.

It really isn't.


> Maybe you could look in the Opera library Ian...

Apparently (based on what fantasai just told me) there is a copy in 
Opera's reception. I'll look there.


> Or is Opera not even pretending that HTML is an SGML application, and 
> the entire we follow standards is officially garbage, as well as in 
> practice.

No user agent except the validator has ever pretended that HTML is an SGML 
application, in the history of the Web, as far as I am aware. Certainly no 
UA that has ever had any measurable market share.

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