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

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Sat May 7 11:51:00 PDT 2005

On Apr 18, 2005, at 15:28, fantasai wrote:

> 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.

If there is no CMS and the server served raw files, the preprocessing 
would have to happen while editing or in an editor save hook.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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