[webkit-dev] HTML5 tokenizer landing soon
koivisto at iki.fi
Mon Jun 14 05:10:22 PDT 2010
Cool. Are you going to switch the PreloadScanner to the new tokenizer too?
On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 8:21 AM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
> People of WebKit,
> As mentioned recently on webkit-dev, Eric, Tonyg, and I have been
> working on implementing the HTML5 parsing algorithm in WebKit:
> We're now ready to turn the new tokenization algorithm on by default
> (probably early this week). The new code passes all the existing
> LayoutTests, with the exception of roughly 40 tests that "expect"
> behavior that violates the HTML5 specification .
> There are some differences between the old parser and the HTML5
> parser. We've written up a brief document outlining those
> If these differences cause real compatibility issues on the web, we
> should contribute this information to the working group so we can
> improve the specification. If these differences cause compatibility
> issues for WebKit-specific HTML (e.g., for Dashboard widgets), we
> might need to add a flag to support some subset of these parsing
> quirks for non-web uses of WebKit.
> Please be on the lookout for parsing-related regressions and CC Eric,
> Tonyg, and me on the bugs. There's still a lot of work to do
> (including implementing the tree construction algorithm), but turning
> the tokenization code on by default is an important milestone for the
> Happy parsing,
>  See https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AppchfQ5mBrEdDFJUW5DOGNsdmtvZkN0ZmIzMjdaT0E&hl=en
> for details.
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