[whatwg] text/html conformance checkers and CDATA
lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Mon Jul 25 23:56:32 PDT 2005
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Quoting Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au>:
>>> I think conformance checkers should not allow '</' in elements whose
>>> content model in HTML 4 was CDATA.
>> Agreed. That is how HTML 4 validators currently work.
> And also how no browser works.
That's irrelevant in this case. The question is about whether or not it
is valid for authors to use "</" within elements containing CDATA, which
it is not, regardless of how browsers should actually handle the error.
> This point was raised before by the way:
For the purpose of error handling, it would be acceptable to define that
an erroneous "</" within does not close the element, but that doesn't
make its use by authors any more valid and should be picked up by any
decent conformance checker.
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