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Re: Highlighting issue of XML support in DOM 4

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:47:40 +0100
Message-ID: <CADnb78i2GhT-3rNy8VOOs0RSBJOxw6uEezCBtRZQSY=yF+++LQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel@glazman.org>
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, Norm Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM, Daniel Glazman <daniel@glazman.org> wrote:
> Honestly, removing xmlStandalone, xmlVersion and xmlEncoding is
> a weird decision since all rendering engines keep internal non-
> scriptable versions of them to be able to serialize all things XML.
> http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/content/base/public/nsIDocument.h#1016
> http://trac.webkit.org/changeset/114059

It's not entirely clear to me what the motivation was reading through
that WebKit bug. Nonetheless, much internal state throughout the web
platform is not exposed. I don't think that's particularly weird.

> And if you need a use case, as I said earlier, an editor BlueGriffon
> need access to the xml declaration to handle polyglot correctly.

I don't think polyglot markup is worthy of our time:

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