[whatwg] Namespaces and tag names in the HTML parser

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Aug 1 12:36:42 PDT 2013

On Thu, 1 Aug 2013, Peter Occil wrote:
> Many of these cases occur in the normative portion of the tree 
> construction stage.  Most of them involve checking whether an element 
> (as opposed to a tag token) has a certain name:
> Accordingly, these cases are ambiguous: [...]

Thanks for listing these.

> As you can see, it's really only a few dozen ambiguous cases, not 
> thousands.

Why are the ones not in the parser part of the spec not ambiguous?

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