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Re: [whatwg] We should not throw DOM Consistency and Infoset compatibility under the bus

From: yuhong <yuhongbao_386@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:38:43 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <34890189.post@talk.nabble.com>
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Jan 2013, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> Hixie wrote in https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18669#c31 :
>> > I think it's fine for this not to work in XML, or require XML changes, 
>> > or use an attribute like xml:component="" in XML. It's not going to be 
>> > used in XML much anyway in practice. I've already had browser vendors 
>> > ask me how they can just drop XML support; I don't think we can, at 
>> > least not currently, but that's the direction things are going in, not 
>> > the opposite.
>> This attitude bothers me. A lot.
>> I understand that supporting XML alongside HTML is mainly a burden for 
>> browser vendors and I understand that XML currently doesn't get much 
>> love from browser vendors.
> Not just browser vendors. Authors rarely if ever use XML for HTML either. 
I know. XHTML, along with DOM Level 2, are my favorite features to mention
when talking about IE8 as a boat anchor, because both are more than 10 years
old now! The lack of DOM Level 2 support is probably why jQuery 2.0 no
longer supports IE8.

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