[imps] [whatwg] Byte-wise tokenization algorithm
ian at hixie.ch
Sun Dec 21 18:41:05 PST 2008
On Sun, 21 Dec 2008, Edward Z. Yang wrote:
> I suppose the big pivot point is "as if". A byte-wise implementation
> would replace character globally with byte, and any U+xxxx designation
> with the UTF-8 encoded byte version. HTML 5 dictates end behavior, not
> the actual algorithm implementation, no?
Right; conformance requirements phrased as algorithms or specific steps
may be implemented in any manner, so long as the end result is equivalent.
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