[whatwg] Descendents of source and track elements should be skipped when serializing HTML fragment (10.3)

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Dec 7 16:28:04 PST 2010

On Tue, 7 Sep 2010, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:
> In HTML fragment serialization algorithm, we skip elements with empty 
> content model in step 2.2: [...]
> For consistency, I propose to skip children of source and track elements 
> as well.

Oops. Added. Thanks.

> Also, the algorithm does not seem to specify the behavior on deprecated 
> (or undocumented) elements such as isindex.  Can we assume that the 
> serialization of such elements are UA-defined?

No, such elements must be treated as unknown elements when serialising. 
<image> and <isinde> are the only two I'm aware of, but they get processed 
specially in the parser, and aren't considered "real" elements. (They are 
documented, though.)

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