Re: Strict-Mode and Lax-Mode MicroXML
On Sun, 2012-06-03 at 22:55 +0200, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote: > * John Cowan wrote: > >Pete Cordell scripsit: > >> HTML has evolved. e.g. <script> no longer requires comments to escape > >> them etc. > > > >That was never part of any HTML spec, just a workaround for a bug that > >hasn't been around since Netscape 1.0. > > Failing to support the <script> element was not really a bug. That's the > key problem with HTML, adding elements or otherwise changing any content > model requires changing all implementations so they can still understand > the structure of documents The night before Netscape released <script> I got a phone call from them, asking how to represent "script" in an SGML DTD. A combination of CDATA and CONREF did the trick. Unfortunately, HTML browsers were not DTD-driven... Liam -- Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/ Pictures from old books: http://fromoldbooks.org/
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