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Re: The non-polyglot elephant in the room

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:09:19 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJQvAufyTSS0GqeRSmNk2okr2STQ6QiHErMjtwx_zc47ZhdGqQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 1:04 AM, David Sheets <kosmo.zb@gmail.com> wrote:
> How are nonsensical HTML serializations acceptable but strict rules
> for dual HTML/XML serializations offensive?

An example: An inline stylesheet with a child selector in it is a
reasonable thing to have in a document and a non-problem in text/html
and a non-problem in application/xhtml+xml. However, it's a problem in
the polyglot case. It doesn't make sense to create a problem where
there is none in either text/html or application/xhtml+xml. It makes
even less sense to spend time pondering and developing solutions for
problems so created.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 08:09:48 UTC

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