[whatwg] Handling <title> inside <body>
simonp at opera.com
Mon Nov 10 06:43:24 PST 2008
On Mon, 10 Nov 2008 15:31:48 +0100, Tommy Thorsen <tommy at kvaleberg.com>
> Simon Pieters wrote:
>>> The description of the title element in the spec ("4.2.2 The title
>>> element") says:
>>> Contexts in which this element may be used:
>>> In a head element containing no other title elements.
>>> I don't care very strongly about whether or not title elements are
>>> allowed anywhere, but I do think the output of the parsing algorithm
>>> should be valid html according to the rest of the spec.
> Hmm. Good question. If not, then why do we do foster parenting at all?
For Web compat. It's what browsers do. (IE and Opera don't foster parent
but have magic <caption>-like elements around non-table content which
makes it render pretty much the same.)
> From an implementors point of view, it's good to have clearly defined
> boundaries between modules. An implementation would typically have one
> module that tokenises and parses html and one module that renders the
> resulting dom to the screen. If all the unexpected input is dealt with
> in the parsing module, then you can make some assumptions in the
> rendering module which can greatly simplify the implementation. Having
> to deal with an arbitrary amount of illegal input in either module is,
> IMHO, not the ideal design.
When you support XHTML you'll have to deal with arbitrary trees anyway.
And, actually, just with DOM and scripting you can end up with arbitrary
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