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Re: avoid character encoding/escaping in sxml->xml or htmlprag's sxml->h

From: Aleix Conchillo Flaqué
Subject: Re: avoid character encoding/escaping in sxml->xml or htmlprag's sxml->html
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2022 15:34:54 -0700

Thank you Maxime,

On Sun, Aug 21, 2022 at 3:16 AM Maxime Devos <> wrote:

> On 21-08-2022 02:05, Aleix Conchillo Flaqué wrote:
> According to the spec, embedding inline content in the <script> tag should
> conform to the language defined by the "type" attribute (defaults to
> javascript). So, I would expect you could put any string that conforms to
> JS.
> """
> When used to include dynamic scripts, the scripts may either be embedded
> inline or may be imported from an external file using the src attribute. If
> the language is not that described by "text/javascript", then the type
> attribute must be present, as described below. Whatever language is used,
> the contents of the script element must conform with the requirements of
> that language's specification
> I am proposing to use XHTML (which is XML), not HTML. HTML's special
> parsing quirks are irrelevant here.
> It does, browsers (at least Chrome) don't interpret that correctly, since
> it's not valid JavaScript.
> As <script> ... </script> is XML, the XML parser  (not the HTML parser,
> this is XHTML!) will decode the &lt; inside the <script>...</script>, the
> result _after decoding_ is valid JavaScript.  In XML, <script> is not
> special -- everything is parsed the same way in XML.
Got it! I didn't know that was treated differently. I just tried it and it
works perfectly and it's exactly what I wanted:

I avoided the <?xml?> declaration. I know that's mandatory in XML
documents, but it seemed to work without it.

Thanks again!


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