Re: TAG Decision on Rescinding the request to the HTML WG to develop a polyglot guide

David Carlisle wrote:
> On 13/02/2013 22:36, Eric J. Bowman wrote:
> > Apparently I need to make this point, again:  If there was no
> > interest in polyglot, there would be no HTML parser in libxml2; its
> > presence, and widespread use if xsl-list is any indication,
> > indicates otherwise.
> If you can put an HTML parser in front of an XML tool-chain then you
> can pull in unrestricted HTML syntax and you have no need to produce
> HTML documents following the polyglot guidelines which are designed
> to allow an HTML document to be fed to the tool-chain via an XML
> parser.

In some cases where the HTML is "almost" parseable as XML, pointing the
producer to the guidelines may result in XML-parseable output, and thus
no need to put an HTML parser in front of an XML toolchain -- which is
preferable vs. potentially losing something in the translation.


Received on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 16:15:34 UTC