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[whatwg] Nested optgroups

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 22:33:29 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906032232480.1648@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 13 Apr 2009, Markus Ernst wrote:
>
> I found a message in the list archives from July 2004, where Ian 
> announced to put nested optgroups back into the spec: 
> http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2004-July/001200.html
> 
> Anyway in the current spec, the optgroup element is not allowed inside 
> another optgroup element: 
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#the-optgroup-element
> 
> Has this been removed again since 2004? I did not find more on this in 
> the list archives.

Yeah, this was removed because we couldn't find a good way to get browsers 
to support it without breaking backwards compatibility with legacy content 
(which relies on the non-nesting parser behaviour).

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