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Re: XML5: Re: MicroXML

  • From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
  • To: "xml-dev@lists.xml.org List" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 20:32:21 -0800

Re: XML5: Re:  MicroXML
On Dec 14, 2010, at 05:17, David Carlisle wrote:

> I've no complaint with html5 having defined fixup rules to give consistent error recovery from overlapping markup and other horrors, but I think the fact that it parses well formed XML and produces different trees is just wrong.

The easiest proof why it has to be this way is:
There are Web pages that rely on the <html> tag getting implied per HTML 4 when not present in the source text. Therefore, the HTML5 parsing algorithm always outputs a tree whose root element is html. There are XML documents whose root element is not html. Therefore, it has to be that there are well-formed XML documents that parse into different trees using an XML parser and an HTML parser.

Henri Sivonen

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