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[whatwg] "Marked section" or "markup declaration"?

From: Simon Pieters <zcorpan@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 15:21:54 +0000
Message-ID: <BAY109-F9ECCABFBFFB607C548B04B4C50@phx.gbl>

The Parsing section speaks of a "marked section open state"[1]. In SGML a 
marked sections have the following form:

   <![ X [ ... ]]>

...where X could be CDATA, RCDATA, IGNORE, INCLUDE or TEMP.

HTML5 doesn't have this construct, it only has comments and doctypes that 
start with "<!", which are called "markup declarations" in SGML. So to avoid 
any confusion I suggest renaming "marked section open state" to "markup 
declaration open state".

[1] http://whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#marked

Simon Pieters
Received on Wednesday, 19 April 2006 08:21:54 UTC

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