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Re: New TAG issue: TagSoupIntegration-54

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2006 16:58:20 +0100
To: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <tp4kk2dll4jnmhd466fi3h9r84qebscmdn@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Elliotte Harold wrote:
>> What you are asking is infeasible. As an example, the byte stream might
>> include markup like <img src="example" />. In order to become "valid",
>> an alt="..." attribute with alternate text for the image is required.
>alt="" or alt="undescribed image"
>would be sufficient

I consider that unacceptable. Besides, why would this transformation be
applied only to "tag soup" and not to application/xhtml+xml resources?

>> delivers. Contrary to your request, some don't even desire this process
>> to be fully deterministic.
>Then we're back in the browser-bug morass that XML was designed to save 
>us from.

Putting some tag soup parsing algorithm in some specification takes us
back absolutely nowhere.
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