[Imps] [whatwg] Standard DOM Serialization? [was :Common Subset]

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Dec 11 12:51:08 PST 2006

On Mon, 11 Dec 2006, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Making the format a subset of HTML5 instead of defining something like 
> ESIS would be nice, because checking if the reference dumps map onto 
> themselves could also be run as a test.

I strongly recommend against that. For example if the parser failed 
utterly and read everything as one big text node and output just that text 
node, it would appear to pass, when in fact it had failed completely. The 
input and output formats for tests should be very different to avoid this 

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