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

fantasai fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net
Mon Apr 18 05:28:15 PDT 2005

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Apr 17, 2005, at 04:58, fantasai wrote:
>> For those of us writing HTML by hand, this is not a practical solution,
>> particularly when invisible characters are involved. Invisible characters
>> aside, I don't want to go digging through a Unicode character map every
>> time I want → or τ.
> That's not an issue for HTML where entities get tag soup treatment anyway.
> I didn't say that authors should not type entity references in XML. I 
> said that the entity references should be resolved before the data 
> travels from the server to the client.

So, when is my document going to get preprocessed? I certainly don't want
to bother fussing with it every time I fix a typo.


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