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Bug 10889 - Content Model section should cite the Polyglot document for further advice
Summary: Content Model section should cite the Polyglot document for further advice
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
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Reported: 2010-09-30 18:52 UTC by Adrian Bateman [MSFT]
Modified: 2010-10-12 09:18 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Adrian Bateman [MSFT] 2010-09-30 18:52:42 UTC
Errors that involve areas that affect authors migrating to and from XHTML

The spec says: "Some authors like to write files that can be interpreted as both XML and HTML with similar results. Though this practice is discouraged in general due to the myriad of subtle complications involved (especially when involving scripting, styling, or any kind of automated serialization), this specification has a few restrictions intended to at least somewhat mitigate the difficulties. This makes it easier for authors to use this as a transitionary step when migrating between HTML and XHTML."

The spec should city the Polyglot Markup guide at for advice on creating these documents.
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2010-10-12 09:17:52 UTC
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Status: Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below
Rationale: Doing anything to encourage this kind of authoring  especially linking to a spec that talks about how to do it!  seems like a really bad idea to me, but ok.
Comment 2 contributor 2010-10-12 09:18:11 UTC
Checked in as WHATWG revision r5610.
Check-in comment: ref the polyglot spec