[whatwg] Provding Better Tools
lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Tue Dec 5 08:30:36 PST 2006
Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
>> Then minimally the spec should at least contain (something like):
>> "Implementors SHOULD NOT use string concatonation and
>> SHOULD use one of the HTML5 components listed here:
It's not up to a specification to specify a conformance requirement
stating which implementations can be used, nor mandating particular
String concatenation is just an implementation detail. It's not a good
idea to use it for processing the markup and the technique is prone to
bugs, but that's up to the implementer. Besides, it actually has to
happen somewhere in the program, or it wouldn't be able to output
anything. But such things belong in an isolated serialiser, not
scattered throughout the code.
> A specification cannot refer to something as volatile as a wiki page.
Actually, it's already doing that in another section.
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