Re: [dev] rebooting the web (it was: surf rewrite for WebKit2GTK)

From: Dmitrij D. Czarkoff <czarkoff_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:57:09 +0100

Sorry for replying to single message with two.

Anthony J. Bentley said:
> HTML5 has been some steps forward and some steps back. But one of the
> unambiguously good things they did was drop any pretense of SGML
> compatibility, and introduce well‚Äźdefined error handling rules (instead
> of the XML practice of dropping things on the floor as soon as it sees
> a missing angle bracket).

IMO this is the worst thing about HTML currently. There may be only
three possible rules for sane markup language:

 * drop offendig subtree,
 * abort rendering on first error or
 * replace malformed document with warning.

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Dmitrij D. Czarkoff
Received on Fri Oct 31 2014 - 21:57:09 CET

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