[whatwg] [html5] tags, elements and generated DOM

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Wed Apr 6 05:15:13 PDT 2005

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Even if it is decided that HTML 5 is not formally an application of 
> SGML, it must at least remain fully compatible with SGML, and thus a 
> conformant HTML 5 document must be a conformant SGML document.  XHTML 
> variants of HTML 5 must be a conformant XML document instead, though I 
> noticed that is not the case with square brackets in ID attributes in 
> section 3.7.2 of WF2  (are there no other character(s) than can be used 
> instead?).  So, I guess, there's already no hope of HTML 5 conforming to 
> anything.

That is conforming to the XML syntax. It is just not valid.

  Anne van Kesteren

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