[whatwg] HTML5 is broken: <menuitem> causes infinite loop
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 1 16:18:23 PDT 2013
On Thu, 9 May 2013, Michael Day wrote:
> Hilarious spec bug of the week: HTML5 requires implementations to loop
> indefinitely if they see a <menuitem> start tag.
> 220.127.116.11.7 "in body" insertion mode
> => see a <menuitem> start tag, process using rules for "in head"
> 18.104.22.168.4 "in head" insertion mode
> => see <menuitem>, act as if </head> and reprocess
> 22.214.171.124.6 "after head" insertion mode
> => see <menuitem>, act as if <body> and reprocess
> ...and we're back at "in body" insertion mode, and will continue to bounce
> around with the <menuitem> start tag token making absolutely no progress
This was an error that resulted when I renamed <command> (which was
allowed in <head>) to <menuitem> (which is not). I apparently did a poor
job of correcting the parsing. Fixed (it's now only mentioned "in body").
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