[whatwg] Stability of tokenizing/dom algorithms

Charles McCathieNevile chaals at opera.com
Tue Dec 16 06:11:42 PST 2008

On Mon, 15 Dec 2008 22:36:24 +0100, Martin Atkins  
<mart at degeneration.co.uk> wrote:

> Edward Z. Yang wrote:
>> Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> I'm not saying don't be standards-compliant; I'm just saying use a  
>>> subset of HTML5 that you feel comfortable with (which might also be a  
>>> subset of HTML4, for that matter, just with the HTML5 DOCTYPE so that  
>>> you don't have to worry about exactly which version you want to  
>>> follow).
>>  Sounds good, since HTML4 is a strict subset of HTML5 (correct me if I'm
>> wrong?)
> It's probably more accurate to say that what browsers understand of  
> HTML4 is roughly a subset of HTML5. Arguably no browser actually  
> implements HTML4. :)

Right. HTML4 is not a subset. It might be more accurate to say that HTML5  
is a significantly extended subset of HTML4.



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