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[whatwg] HTML5 Parsing spec first draft ready

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 01:20:10 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0603110118580.315@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Sun, 19 Feb 2006, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Off the top of my head, the changes from the HTML parsing output involve
> (besides lowercasing names and putting elements in the XHTML 1.x namespace)
> getting rid of the meta element conveying character encoding information,

Why? It doesn't need to be removed, it just has no semantics in XHTML.

> mapping the lang attribute to xml:lang

"lang" is still valid in XHTML.

> copying the name of boolean attributes into the value

Need to do that anyway for HTML.

> and perhaps some issues with line breaks in attribute values.

Yeah, I have to look into those. But those will affect the spec either 
way, HTML or XHTML.

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