[imps] Updating tokenizer tests for the self-closing flag

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Sun May 18 09:28:20 PDT 2008

On May 15, 2008, at 14:03, James Graham wrote:

> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> The tokenizer specification has changed to add a new flag: the self- 
>> closing flag. We need to change the test case format and the test  
>> cases accordingly.
>> The obvious change is to add a boolean at the end of the start tag  
>> array (true when the self-closing flag is set).
>> The less obvious questions are:
>> Do we want to make the boolean present only when it's true for  
>> backwards compatibility with test cases that don't involve the self- 
>> closing flag? I'd say yes.
>> Do we want to have the self-closing flag on end tags? I'd say no,  
>> because we are testing attributes either, and implementations  
>> should be allowed to optimize this data away.
> At first glance, that sounds right to me. Certainly making the tests  
> depend on data being passed from the tokenizer to the tree builder  
> that is not actually used in the tree builder is something we should  
> avoid.

I have made the change and documented the new format on the wiki.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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