[whatwg] External document subset support
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 13 21:04:17 PDT 2009
On Fri, 19 Jun 2009, Brett Zamir wrote:
> 1) Firefox and Webkit, should not give a single point of failure for a
> missing entity as they do now, (unless they switch to a validating
> parser which finds no declaration in the external file and the user is
> in validation mode), since such failures in a document with an external
> DTD are NOT well-formedness errors unless the document deliberately
> declares standalone=yes.
> 2) Explorer, which no longer seems to require in IE8 that the document
> be completely described by the DTD as I believe it had earlier (though
> it will report errors if the document violates rules which are
> specified), should, per the spec, really only report validation errors
> upon user option (ideally, I would say, off by default, and activatable
> on a case-by-case as well as preference-based basis). This will possibly
> speed things up if the option could be disabled as well as let their
> browser work with documents which violate validation. But this issue is
> not as serious as #1, since #1 prevents even valid documents from being
> interoperably viewed on the web.
These issues seem out of scope for HTML5. I recommend bringing them up
with the respective vendors directly.
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