[whatwg] "Marked section" or "markup declaration"?

Simon Pieters zcorpan at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 19 08:21:54 PDT 2006


The Parsing section speaks of a "marked section open state"[1]. In SGML a 
marked sections have the following form:

   <![ X [ ... ]]>

...where X could be CDATA, RCDATA, IGNORE, INCLUDE or TEMP.

HTML5 doesn't have this construct, it only has comments and doctypes that 
start with "<!", which are called "markup declarations" in SGML. So to avoid 
any confusion I suggest renaming "marked section open state" to "markup 
declaration open state".

[1] http://whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#marked

Simon Pieters

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