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Bug 7639 - Please remove "dc" and "ds" from the parser
Summary: Please remove "dc" and "ds" from the parser
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pre-LC1 HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: LC
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Keywords: NE, NoReply
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-09-15 20:09 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2010-10-04 14:48 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description contributor 2009-09-15 20:09:20 UTC

Please remove "dc" and "ds" from the parser. Not supporting them means that some tag can't be omitted in a transition period, which is *not* a big problem. OTOH, if we want to introduce "dc" or "ds" that are supposed to be inline (or other), then it's a problem if legacy parsers treat them as dd. Or we never introduce them and just have unnecessary weird parsing behavior for unknown tags (compare with the things HTML4 reserved for possible future use).

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Comment 1 contributor 2009-09-29 01:35:57 UTC
Checked in as WHATWG revision r4022.
Check-in comment: Remove <dc> and <ds> since forward-looking compatibility isn't popular apparently. So much for people liking extensibility... :-)
Comment 2 Maciej Stachowiak 2010-03-14 14:51:20 UTC
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