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[whatwg] Markup for Web Forms 2.0 that still requires discussion

From: Matthew Raymond <mattraymond@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 16:43:50 -0400
Message-ID: <40F2F806.8040103@earthlink.net>
Will Levine wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jul 2004 18:22:11 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>>It doesn't discard them, it keeps enough information in the DOM to
>>reconstruct unknown elements. (To be precise, it converts unknown start
>>tags to empty elements and unknown end tags to empty elements with the tag
>>name prefixed by a slash.)
> 
> I don't really understand what you are saying here, but now that I've
> done a bit more testing I can certainly understand how a unknown
> element is easier to play with than a object element.

It's simple. Instead of getting this...

[body]
  |
  +-[unknown attrib1="1" attrib2="2" attrib3="3" style="display: span"]
     |
     +-[child1]
     |
     +-[child2]
     |
     +-[child3]

...You get this...

[body]
  |
  +-[unknown attrib1="1" attrib2="2" attrib3="3" style="display: none"]
  |
  +-[child1]
  |
  +-[child2]
  |
  +-[child3]
  |
  +-[/unknown style="display: none"]
Received on Monday, 12 July 2004 13:43:50 UTC

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