09 Nov '12, 12pm

In defence of Polyglot by @samruby

In defence of Polyglot Fri 09 Nov 2012 at 11:58 I see that Henri Sivonen is once again being snarky without backing his position . I’ll state my position, namely that something like the polyglot specification needs to exist, and why I believe that to be the case. The short version is that I have developed a library that I believe to be polyglot compatible, and by that I mean that if there are differences between what this library does and what polyglot specifies that one or both should be corrected to bring them into compliance. I didn’t write this library simply because I am loonie, but very much to solve a real problem. The problem is that HTML source files exist that contain artifacts like consecutive <td> elements; people process such documents using tools such as anolis ; and such libraries often depend on — for good reasons — libraries such as libxml2 which do an imp...

Full article: http://intertwingly.net/blog/2012/11/09/In-defence-of-Pol...

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