[whatwg] [Whatwg] Parsing: Greater-than characters in doctype

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Feb 14 10:32:00 PST 2008

On Thu, 14 Feb 2008, Simon Pieters wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 06:18:58 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > I looked into these, and frankly, I'm reluctant to add them to the spec. I
> > haven't seen a huge number of sites that depend on these, and the other
> > browsers don't seem to particularly require it.
> > 
> > Unless someone has a good reason to do otherwise, I say we skip this.
> That makes sense, but, then I'd like doctypes to be closed at the first > even
> if it's in a FPI or SI, to match Opera, Safari and Firefox, and to allow
> implementations to do doctype analysis in the parser stage instead of in the
> tokenizer stage should they so wish, or skip doctype analysis altogether if it
> is of no interest to them...
> i.e., I'd like the > character in these states:
>    DOCTYPE public identifier (double-quoted) state
>    DOCTYPE public identifier (single-quoted) state
>    DOCTYPE system identifier (double-quoted) state
>    DOCTYPE system identifier (single-quoted) state
> ...to be a parse error, mark the doctype as incorrect, emit the token, and
> switch to the data state.


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