[whatwg] Conformance class for XML tool-based non-browsers (was: Re: Unsafe SGML minimizations)

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Apr 25 22:53:27 PDT 2006

On Tue, 25 Apr 2006, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> > I don't want to change the spec to say that you can do whatever you 
> > want when handling a parse error, because that is what would cause 
> > non-interoperable behaviour.
> I see, but I expect people to use TagSoup anyway for non-browser apps...

They won't be conforming. In due course I'd expect to see implementations 
of the HTML5 parsing model be made available. (I've now made a test 
implementation and tested it against several gigabytes of HTML, and it was 
quite easy to do and seems to give desirable DOM trees -- they are 
slightly more IE compatible than Safari and Mozilla DOMs, while still 
being compatible with the Safari/Mozilla approaches. I haven't finished 
my studies yet though.)

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