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Re: compatMode and the HTML parsing algorithm

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 19:34:17 +0200
To: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>, "David Flanagan" <dflanagan@mozilla.com>
Message-ID: <op.v2t8ffo664w2qv@cm->
On Tue, 04 Oct 2011 19:29:50 +0200, David Flanagan <dflanagan@mozilla.com>  
> My argument for fixing this is mainly an esthetic one.  This is the only  
> place in the HTML parsing algorithm that I am aware of where the parser  
> manipulates the document in some way that cannot be done with the public  
> API.

You cannot insert nodes without them dispatching mutation events. You  
cannot create certain invalid elements. There's probably more.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 4 October 2011 17:34:53 UTC

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