[whatwg] Standard DOM Serialization? [was :Common Subset]

Sam Ruby rubys at intertwingly.net
Sat Dec 9 16:09:58 PST 2006

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Dec 2006 00:29:03 +0100, Sam Ruby <rubys at intertwingly.net> 
> wrote:
>> If there is no interest in standardizing a serialization (or separate 
>> standard serializations form HTML5 and XHTML5), then this discussion 
>> belongs on implementorsr at whatwg.org mailing list.
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#innerhtml

I assume that you are trying to tell me something, but I am too dumb to 
understand it.

That section says "the innerHTML DOM attribute of all HTMLElement and 
HTMLDocument nodes returns A SERIALISATION of the node's children using 
the HTML syntax."   [emphasis added]

A given DOM may have multiple, valid, HTML5 serializations.

I am asking whether there is interest in identifying ONE standard 
serialization that everybody who wishes to comply with could do so.

- Sam Ruby

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