[whatwg] Parsing: Attributes in End Tags

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Tue Jan 31 16:06:31 PST 2006

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Jan 2006, Lachlan Hunt wrote:
>> </p foo="bar">
>> There should be an easy parse error upon encountering the first 
>> non-whitespace character (except for '>') after the tag name...
> Good point.
> Since that would be somewhat hard to define neatly, I've instead just 
> added a requirement at the end of the tokeniser to cover this.

| When an end tag token is emitted with attributes, that is an easy
| parse error.

Wouldn't it be easier to add that requirement either before the 
attribute is created or when the end tag is omitted from the the 
attribute name/value states?

Is it expected that when an end tag token is emitted, it will include 
all the attributes as well?  I would have expected that the attributes 
would be dropped during tokenisation, rather than just being ignored 
during the tree construction phase.

Lachlan Hunt

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