[whatwg] Tag Soup: Blocks-in-inlines

Billy Wong billyswong at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 18:22:16 PST 2006

On 1/26/06, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
> On Jan 25, 2006, at 17:17, Billy Wong wrote:
> > Sorry.  I don't notice that this is invaild.  I am new here.  What
> > makes inline-level element not feasible to contain block-level
> > elements??
> The HTML 4.01 Transitional DTD. Gecko and WebCore try to force the
> document tree to be a sane Transitional document tree.
But I am still not clever enough to grasp it.  For
"<span><div></div><div></div></span>", what is pratically preventing
it from being a sane document tree, so that it has to be defined
invalid in HTML 4.01?  The key word is "infeasible".  So far, I can
only explain to myself that mixing the order of close-tag will make
DOM not a tree and therefore, wrong.

> > I should change my line to "break things that are not well-formed
> > instead of those well-formed"
> I think it is perfectly OK for residual style to kick in when there
> are block elements inside inline elements in text/html even if the
> document was well-formed when parsed as XML.
> > First, my idea would not, and should not, break the whole web.  If it
> > is really deployed, it would only break webpage that are not
> > well-formed in this particular way.
> That's a large chunk of the Web.
> --
> Henri Sivonen
> hsivonen at iki.fi
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/

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