[whatwg] Unsafe SGML minimizations
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Sep 8 07:26:10 PDT 2005
On Thu, 8 Sep 2005, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> I think the text/html flavor of HTML5 should not allow the following SGML
> minimization features (which are theoretically allowed in HTML 4), because
> each of them causes problems in at least one of Opera, Firefox and Safari.
> * <>
> * </>
Agreed. Those should generate comment nodes, I think.
> * tagc omission ie. <foo<bar>...</bar</foo>
Well we have to define what that does, and the most obvious error handling
behaviour here is to start the new tag. So effectively, I would say we
shoul have TAGC omission.
> * <foo/bar/
Agreed, sadly. That would be equivalent to something like <foo /bar/="">
(or something similar).
> * attribute name omission (except for the well-known "boolean attributes")
Again, we have to define error handling. <foo bar baz> will probably just
be equivalent to <foo bar="" baz="">.
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