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[whatwg] [html5] tags, elements and generated DOM

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 14:15:13 +0200
Message-ID: <4253D2D1.2010808@annevankesteren.nl>
Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Even if it is decided that HTML 5 is not formally an application of 
> SGML, it must at least remain fully compatible with SGML, and thus a 
> conformant HTML 5 document must be a conformant SGML document.  XHTML 
> variants of HTML 5 must be a conformant XML document instead, though I 
> noticed that is not the case with square brackets in ID attributes in 
> section 3.7.2 of WF2  (are there no other character(s) than can be used 
> instead?).  So, I guess, there's already no hope of HTML 5 conforming to 
> anything.

That is conforming to the XML syntax. It is just not valid.

  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 6 April 2005 05:15:13 UTC

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