[whatwg] Parsing: handling of </body>, </head>
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jun 21 22:10:43 PDT 2007
On Thu, 21 Jun 2007, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jun 2007 22:17:26 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Jun 2007, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > > I'm not convinced
> > >
> > > http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=917&to=918
> > >
> > > is a good change to make. This changes how things like </body><meta> or
> > > </body><style> work in browsers. That doesn't seem wise.
> > It only changes it if the </body> is at the start of the document. I
> > haven't come across that kind of markup in my experience. Is this really a
> > problem?
> I'm not sure if we should be making changes to parsing algorithms that
> already exist without sufficient evidence that it is for the better and
> does not break anything.
The problem is that if we don't do this, then very simple documents put
comments in the wrong place. I agree that it is risky, but I think in this
case it is worth it, at least unless we can find counter-evidence.
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