[whatwg] Attribute value (double-quoted) state
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 1 16:08:12 PDT 2013
On Mon, 25 Mar 2013, Mohammad Al Houssami (Alumni) wrote:
> Can someone explain wat is meant in the attribute value double quoted
> state in the tokenization specs [...] What does the additional allowed
> character mean? [...] It didn't make any sense to me. Im still a
> beginner and know very few things about this and im trying to build a
On Mon, 25 Mar 2013, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> It's essentially an input parameter to "consume a character reference".
> In the particular example, the idea is, "consume a character reference"
> should look for `"` because the surrounding context, "double quoted"
> attribute values, uses `"` as closing delimiter. Without the parameter,
> there would have to be many "consume a character reference" variants,
> like "consume a character reference in a double quoted attribute value",
> or character references would have to be looked for in a second pass (so
> you would first find the closing `"` and then re-parse the value to look
> for character references since you skipped that in the first pass).
I've tried to clarify this.
Ian Hickson U+1047E )\._.,--....,'``. fL
http://ln.hixie.ch/ U+263A /, _.. \ _\ ;`._ ,.
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