[whatwg] SGML declaration
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Aug 17 09:51:29 PDT 2004
On Thu, 15 Jul 2004, fantasai wrote:
> Having looked a bit more carefully at the SGML declaration, I hafta say
> I definitely have plans to make changes. I can make brackets valid in
> IDs for you, isn't that just *spiffy*? :D (HTML4 itself adds : and _ to
> the list, in case you were wondering.)
> As for SHORTTAG, it's not going anywhere. It's needed for dropping
> quotes and default values and attribute minimization.
| LCNMCHAR ".-_:"
| UCNMCHAR ".-_:"
Cool. How about just making any valid string a valid ID? I never
understood why IDs were limited to only certain characters.
Implementations seem pretty loose about this anyway. (Why is id="1" not
| NET "`" -- change from "/" to avoid mixup
| with XML --
If NETENABL is NO (as it is in your decl now), do we need to change this?
If we do need to change this, any chance we could make it a less arbitrary
character, such as � ?
| EMPTY NO -- outlaws "<>" --
| UNCLOSED NO -- outlaws "<foo" --
We should allow this, it's actually implemented.
| NETENABL NO -- outlaws "<p/text<em/more text/ nested/" --
Aww! But I wanted to use this!
| EMPTY NO -- outlaws "</>" --
Pity, but ok. (I actually use this in examples quite a bit, it saves a
lot of typing. Not that anyone implements it.)
| UNCLOSED NO -- outlaws "</foo" --
Again, we should allow this, it's actually implemented.
Ian Hickson U+1047E )\._.,--....,'``. fL
http://ln.hixie.ch/ U+263A /, _.. \ _\ ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer. `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
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