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

Bill Janssen janssen at parc.com
Fri Oct 24 18:23:54 EDT 2003

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

Successfully parsing HTML is incredibly complex, because of the
variations in the various standards.

> I think that does belong in the standard library.

I agree, the ability should be there.  My sense is that the existing
XML packages do pretty well in handling both XHTML and HTML; the
missing pieces are the ancillary standards, like CSS and Javascript.


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