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[whatwg] Please make < inside tags a parse error

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 10:07:25 +0300
Message-ID: <1B449306-DD56-4545-AAD6-914798491A6B@iki.fi>
On Jun 18, 2007, at 00:15, Henri Sivonen wrote:

> The new treatment of < inside tags is
>  * Potentially very confusing for authors
>  * Different from previous de jure parsing
>  * Different from what shipped Gecko and WebKit do.
> Therefore, please add an entry for < to tag name state, before  
> attribute name state, attribute name state, after attribute name  
> state and attribute value (unquoted) state:
>   Parse error. Then treat according to the "Anything else" entry  
> below.

Anne pointed out on IRC that I hadn't properly considered the tag  
name state, before attribute name state, attribute name state and  
after attribute name state being caught on a higher layer anyway.

In the case of attribute value (unquoted) state Gecko and WebKit  
already do what the spec says. It is highly confusing though.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi
Received on Monday, 18 June 2007 00:07:25 UTC

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