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[whatwg] Update to the Adoption Agency Algorithm

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 05:27:08 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0602040526190.2856@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Fri, 3 Feb 2006, Gervase Markham wrote:
>
> Simon Pieters wrote:
> > Browsers could mark all errors as red in view source. In Firefox you can
> > select a piece of text and view selection source, which will bring up
> > the serialized DOM. 
> 
> They could (at least, as far as I understand the issue), for XHTML at 
> least (not HTML5), if they wanted to implement a validating parser 
> instead of a non-validating one, and improve its error output 
> sufficiently to be able to make such annotations.

In fact, in HTML5 it will be even easier, since the spec will clearly 
specify exactly what the parse errors are as part of the parsing 
algorithm.

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