[whatwg] Common Subset

Michel Fortin michel.fortin at michelf.com
Fri Dec 8 13:15:45 PST 2006

Replying to myself...

Le 8 déc. 2006 à 8:48, Michel Fortin a écrit :

> <noscript> and document.write()
> workaround: create nodes programatically and avoid the use of  
> <noscript>.

Another noteworthy problem with the common subset about scripting is  
that it's really impractical to write some idioms. You can't have any  
instance of "<" or "&" in a script without throwing the document  
outside of the common subset: HTML requires them to be unencoded,  
XHTML requires them to be in a CDATA section or escaped as < and  
&. The CDATA solution would probably work in HTML, although it'd  
make the document non-conforming.

This applies to inline <style> too. It does not apply to external  
scripts and stylesheets.

(Note: I'm not asking that any of this be resolved, I just think that  
it's noteworthy.)

I've added this to the wiki page about the common subset:

Michel Fortin
michel.fortin at michelf.com

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