[whatwg] Still more comments and questions on Web Apps 1.0

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jun 21 19:04:24 PDT 2007

On Fri, 8 Jun 2007, Michel Fortin wrote:
> >
> > I don't disagree. Should we just drop these spaces on the floor? It 
> > doesn't seem like the best thing but I guess I'm not opposed. What do 
> > other people think?
> I'd agree they're mostly useless in a browser context, but when reading 
> HTML with the intent of reserializing it later, preserving the 
> whitespace around the document type declaration, the comments and the 
> root element can be beneficial for the readability of the final output. 
> I'd keep them there

I agree...

> just like XML does.

Sadly it doesn't...

On Sun, 10 Jun 2007, Michel Fortin wrote:
> In that case, I guess it'd make sense to do the same for HTML.


On Sun, 10 Jun 2007, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Yes, it makes sense to do the same. Otherwise there'd be particularly 
> esoteric non-roundtrippable case when converting from HTML5 to XHTML5 
> and back to HTML5.


But now HTML5 can't round-trip the whitespace itself... Oh well.

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