Insight into designing browsers to accomodate bad markup

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Insight into designing browsers to accomodate bad markup

Post by MikeGale » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:59 pm

Here's an interesting article. Gives some insight into compromises to allow the most common errors. Too common to ignore. (They seem to be well and truly down this rabbit hole.)

http://j.mp/1BoolFv

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Post by Albert Wiersch » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:34 am

Thanks Mike... that was interesting reading. I can also use some examples it gave to improve some of CSE HTML Validator's error messages when the common mistakes are made.

I have not tried Windows 10 yet, but I look forward to trying it and Microsoft's new 'EdgeHTML' engine.
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Post by Lou » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:41 am

Thanks Mike. good read.
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Post by Albert Wiersch » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:02 pm

I wish I had access to all those common mistakes that their Bing web crawler can find... then I could specifically address some of them in CSE HTML Validator, like I just did when "utf8" is used instead of "utf-8". I like how they are using all the data to make their browser better. They must have quite a bit for sure!

In any case, and on a related note, if anyone runs into a "common mistake" that CSE HTML Validator could generate a better message for, then please let me know.
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Re: Insight into designing browsers to accomodate bad markup

Post by MikeGale » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:21 pm

I didn't find an email link to Frank Olivier in the article (quick check). Might be worth contacting him to check whether the "common faults" are published / available somewhere.

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Re: Insight into designing browsers to accomodate bad markup

Post by Albert Wiersch » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:10 pm

MikeGale wrote:I didn't find an email link to Frank Olivier in the article (quick check). Might be worth contacting him to check whether the "common faults" are published / available somewhere.
Good idea. I just sent him a tweet asking about that.
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