Fwd: Re: [Web-SIG] Client-side support: what are we aiming for?

John J Lee jjl at pobox.com
Fri Oct 24 15:12:26 EDT 2003

On Fri, 24 Oct 2003, David Fraser wrote:
> Thijs van der Vossen wrote:
> Actually HTML parsing would be fantastic for testing web applications,
> so maybe that could be related to the Web API.

There's already HTML parsing in the std lib, of course.  Do you mean a
DOM-like API of some kind?  What in particular?  I'm not certain there
would be agreement about what is needed.

> The parsing doesn't have to be very intelligent or do validation, HTML
> syntax is fairly simple.

Hmm, well, it's simple when it's valid, and especially when it doesn't
miss out optional tags, etc.  Could you specify more closely what you have
in mind?


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