[whatwg] several messages about XML syntax and HTML5

Sam Ruby rubys at intertwingly.net
Tue Dec 5 19:02:45 PST 2006

Ian Hickson wrote:
>> I don't see any documentation that requires XHTML to not support 
>> display.write, but it certainly is a reality that nobody has done so.
>    http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#document.write1
> (I'd like to make it work, but can't work out how to specify it. If you 
> have any ideas for actual concrete text for the spec, please let me know.)

I would think that steps 2-7 of the innerHTML algorithm specified 
immediately below the target of this link would be preferred over 
"always raise an exception".

> Again, while I have a great respect for you and your work, you are hardly 
> representative of the majority of Web authors, which is who I have to 
> primarily take into account when it comes to the spec.


- Sam Ruby

More information about the whatwg mailing list