[whatwg] <noscript> should be allowed in <head>

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed May 30 01:39:24 PDT 2007

Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Wed, 30 May 2007 10:23:51 +0200, Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves 
> <justivo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As Anne pointed out, <noscript> is used to display alternative content
>> that <script> would have shown.  The kind of content that goes only in
>> <body>, usually block elements, and never in <head>.
>> If the WebKit developers want to follow IE's broken model on parsing
>> even basic HTML like <noscript>, be my guest, but don't try to force
>> this into HTML 5 and make it a standard.
> Whether or not it should be conforming is a different question. How a 
> document is to be parsed is best agreed upon between browser vendors I 
> think. We already have enough differences as it is.

Again, you're making the assumption that any consumer of HTML content is 
a browser.

Best regards, Julian

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