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

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Sat Dec 9 16:13:29 PST 2006

On Sun, 10 Dec 2006 01:09:58 +0100, Sam Ruby <rubys at intertwingly.net>  
>>> 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.

I suggest you read the normative definitions instead of the non normative  
explanation. It's quite detailed on what should happen.

Anne van Kesteren

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