[whatwg] Stability of tokenizing/dom algorithms

Geoffrey Sneddon foolistbar at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 14 15:17:55 PST 2008

On 14 Dec 2008, at 21:55, Edward Z. Yang wrote:

>> Are there any specific differences that pose problems?
> Not that I know of yet, since I haven't started on an implementation
> yet. Which brings me back to my original question: how stable is  
> section
> 8? I would rather not be chasing a moving target.

It's not really a moving target — what it is is largely constrained by  
the requirement to parse pre-existing documents (which rely on almost  
every possible bit of behaviour).

If you do start work on a PHP implementation, please do seriously  
consider adding it to the html5lib project (which currently contains  
Python and Ruby implementations) as MIT licensed — there are also a  
fair number of test cases there.

Geoffrey Sneddon

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