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Re: [XBL Primer] new scenarios

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 09:33:41 +0100
Message-ID: <4629CC65.9000607@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> Not any more.  Although it's note quite complete, HTML5 is defining the 
> parsing requirements of HTML on the web.

And a horrible set of ad hoc rules it is. It's basically a proper tree
type grammar with a set of error recovery rules for producing a
renderable tree from almost every invalid input.

Maybe what I should have offered is three categories:

- tag soup;
- HTML5 with *no* parse errors;
- SGML based.

I'm assuming that HTML5 *with* parse errors can produce all the 
productions allowed by tag soup.  In a quick scan, I couldn't tell what, 
if any difference there is between HTML5 without parse errors and SGML 
based.  In any case, it seems to be quite close to SGML based.
Received on Saturday, 21 April 2007 08:34:05 UTC

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