[whatwg] Reconstructing formatting elements (8.2.5)

Kartikaya Gupta lists.whatwg at stakface.com
Mon Apr 27 18:40:46 PDT 2009

On Tue, 28 Apr 2009 01:15:30 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> The behavior HTML5 requires is thus intentional for compat with IE.
> We could avoid cloning quite as many by eating whitespace after a 
> table-related tag (<tr>, <td>, etc) by resetting the table taint flag at 
> those points... would that be desireable?

I would say yes, but I don't feel too strongly about it. I don't like the large number of clones that result in the current algorithm, but then again, the HTML code in question probably doesn't occur that often.


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