[whatwg] text/html conformance checkers and PIs

On Sat, 23 Jul 2005, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> What should text/html HTML5 conformance checkers do about PIs?

A "?" character found during the "tag open state" (immediately after a "<" 
character, in other words) causes the tokeniser to switch to the bogus 
comment state, which closes at the first occurance of ">".

So basically, PIs get parsed just like in SGML, except that they get added 
to the DOM as a Comment node instead of a PI node.

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Received on Friday, 24 February 2006 16:07:07 UTC