[webkit-dev] HTML5 tokenizer landing soon

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Mon Jun 14 08:42:47 PDT 2010

On Jun 14, 2010, at 8:18 AM, Simon Fraser wrote:

> On Jun 13, 2010, at 10:21 PM, Adam Barth 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:
>> http://www.mail-archive.com/webkit-dev@lists.webkit.org/msg11472.html
>> 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 [1].
> Does the HTML5 tokenizer kick in for all HTML documents, or is there
> some switching based on DOCTYPE?

There definitely shouldn't be switching based on doctype. The HTML5 parsing algorithm is specifically designed to handle existing Web content.


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