[whatwg] Common Subset
ian at hixie.ch
Sun Dec 10 13:15:38 PST 2006
On Sat, 9 Dec 2006, Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
> The HTML5 spec could somehow officially bless CDATA only when used like
> It would not harm because it is already interoperable. But it seems
> somehow stupid to define that <![CDATA[ and ]]> are only allowed inside
> <script> after "//".
I encourage this kind of thing to be put in the Wiki, rather than the
spec; I don't think the spec should do anything to encourage people to use
the straight-jacket "common" syntax. I mean, I don't think the spec should
put up artificial barriers to people trying to write documents that can be
parsed identically by XML and HTML parsers, since, as has been pointed out
so many times, the two syntaxes are indeed so superficially similar.
However, that doesn't mean the spec should in any way justify such strange
behaviour, especially given how hard it is to actually get it right (as
demonstrated by XHTML 1.0 Appendix C).
On Sat, 9 Dec 2006, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> It's technically already allowed because script and style elements are
> defined to contain CDATA. So basically any string of text that doesn't
> include '</' before the end tag is valid.
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