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[whatwg] Entity parsing

From: Sander <html5@zoid.nl>
Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2007 03:18:56 +0200
Message-ID: <467DC680.3030005@zoid.nl>

Ian Hickson schreef:
> I've defined the parsing and conformance requirements in a way that 
> matches IE. As a side-effect, this has made things like "na&iumlve" 
> actually conforming. I don't know if we want this.
As a front-end developer I'd say "no". This makes it much harder to read 
the source code, probably not for UAs, but for the people working with it.

> On the one hand, it's 
> pragmatic (after all, why require the semicolon?), and is equivalent to 
> not requiring quotes around attribute values. On the other, people don't 
> want us to make the quotes optional either.
True, I'm one of those people. And, in my opinion, unquoted attribute 
values are still easier to read than these entities without a semicolon 
at the end. So please make the semicolon a requirement.

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