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Re: The non-polyglot elephant in the room

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:02:58 -0500
Message-ID: <50FE8E02.5000105@openlinksw.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
On 1/22/13 2:03 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> While many consider
>> >XML's restrictions nonsensical, it is prima facie absurd that
>> >champions of HTML5's apologetic parser refuse to consider the subset
>> >of HTML5 that is also valid XHTML5 as clearly important to a
>> >population of authors.
> I don’t think it’s absurd for HTML parser champions to be opposed to
> polyglot, since championing HTML parsing involves asking people to
> possess an HTML parser (everyone already has an XML parser). If you
> possess an HTML parser and an XML parser, you don’t need polyglot. If
> you  get text/html, you use the HTML parser. If you get
> application/xhtml+xml, you use the XML parser.
>> >>From my perspective, anti-polyglot proponents advocate global
>> >text/html interpretation of nearly everything*except*  XHTML.
> I’m advocating for text/html interpretation of text/html*only*. I am
> advocating against text/html interpretation of application/xhtml+xml
> and vice versa.



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