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[whatwg] Conformance class for XML tool-based non-browsers (was: Re: Unsafe SGML minimizations)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 21:21:27 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0604142112560.21459@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Fri, 14 Apr 2006, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Therefore, I suggest calling apps that have the following properties
> conforming with some qualifications:
>  * The UA is a conforming XHTML5 UA.
>  * The UA is able to convert any conforming HTML5 document into a conforming
> XHTML5 document and process the result.
>  * text/html byte streams that are not conforming HTML5 documents are not
> handled per spec (e.g. they are shoehorned into well-formed XHTML by means
> other than the prescribed parsing algorithm or they are rejected in a
> Draconian way or some combination of those).

Ok, I changed the spec to say that it is conforming to abort on a Parse 
Error. I don't want to change the spec to say that you can do whatever you 
want when handling a parse error, because that is what would cause 
non-interoperable behaviour.

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