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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 21:58:22 -0400
Message-ID: <4261C2BE.7060601@inkedblade.net>
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> I am very hostile towards the idea of requiring UAs to implement any XML 
> parsing features that are in the realm of the XML 1.0 spec but that the 
> XML 1.0 spec does not require. This means processing the DTD beyond 
> checking the internal subset for well-formedness.

That hostility may be justified as far as browser-type UAs go, but I
would rather you didn't apply it to server-side and authoring tools.

> Those who want to use entities for input, should parse and reserialize 
> as UTF-8 in their own lair and not expose their entity references (or 
> parochial legacy encodings) to the public network.

For those of us writing HTML by hand, this is not a practical solution,
particularly when invisible characters are involved. Invisible characters
aside, I don't want to go digging through a Unicode character map every
time I want &rarr; or &tau;.

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