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[whatwg] E4X and attribute values

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 13:55:07 +0200
Message-ID: <8F08389A-2964-4959-A235-10BCE6E9CEF6@iki.fi>
On Jan 17, 2007, at 01:05, liorean wrote:

> Well, that depends on what you mean by "incompatible".

I meant E4X parsing changing the meaning of some existing ECMA 3rd  
ed. programs. I thought that there were such cases, but I guess I was  

I thought the e4x parameter on the MIME type existed to avoid such  
cases. However, it appears that the parameter doesn't exist for that  
reason but to work around issues with cargo cult hiding of scripts  
from Netscape 1.x and Mosaic-era browsers.

So perhaps there's no problem here and E4X parsing can be enable  
everywhere. Sorry about my confusion.

P.S. HTML5 forbids http-equiv="Content-Script-Type".

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
Received on Wednesday, 17 January 2007 03:55:07 UTC

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