[whatwg] HTML5 Parsing spec first draft ready

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Tue Feb 14 00:27:07 PST 2006

Quoting Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>:
> The first draft of the HTML5 Parsing spec is ready.


> It's not 100% complete. Some of the things that need work are:
>   Interaction with document.open/write/close is undefined
>   How to determine the character encoding
>   Integration with quirks mode problems
>   <style> parsing needs tweaking if we want to exactly match IE
>   <base> parsing needs tweaking to handle multiple <base>s
>   <isindex> needs some prose in the form submission section
>   No-frames and no-script modes aren't yet defined
>   Execution of <script> is not yet defined
>   New HTML5 elements aren't yet defined
>   There are various cases (marked) where EOF handling is undefined
>   Interaction with the "load" event is undefined
> However, none of the above are particularly critical to the parsing.

Attribute parsing is. And there are some special cases made for that here and
there. It would be good if that was specified as well.

> And if all the browsers implement the same
> parsing model, then HTML interoperability on the Web will take a huge leap
> forward. T'would be save everyone a lot of time.

Would be a good thing indeed.

Anne van Kesteren

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