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[whatwg] SGML declaration

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 11:33:35 +0200
Message-ID: <40F7A0EF.103@inkedblade.net>
Jim Ley wrote:

> On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 19:34:14 +0200, fantasai
> <fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net> wrote:
>>I hafta say I definitely have plans to make changes. 
> On this forum yesterday Ian Hickson (presumably reflecting consensus
> of the list) that any VALID HTML 4.01 document would also be valid WF2
> document (ie HTML4.01 is a strict subset of WF2)  that rather limits
> how many SGML declaration changes you can make.

The one backwards-incompatible change I'm considering is changing the
NET delimiter the same way XML does so that
does not get interpreted as
(depending on whether foo is an empty element or not)
by true SGML parsers.

> Also how much investigation have you done with support of [  ] in ID's
> in existing legacy UA's ?

Me personally? None. I'll note, however, that most legacy UA's don't
support IDs at all.


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