Polyglot Markup Disposition of Comments

During its Last Call phases, the following changes were made to Polyglot Markup: A robust profile of the HTML5 vocabulary based on public review and implementor feedback.

There was one issue raised, Advance HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guidelines to Last Call, based on bug 12725, Document should be on the Note-track. The HTML WG declined to make any change based on this issue and explained the rationale to the commenter.

Resolutions and Responses

HTML WG Resolutions

The Resolution column specifies the resolution to the issue, as determined by the working group and implemented by the editors.

Commenter Responses

The Staisfaction column specifies the response, if any, of the person(s) reporting the issue to the working group decision, and may contain values that indicate:

Satisfied No response Not satisfied

Disposition of Comments:

The following bugs were logged during the Last Call period, 04 February 2014 through 25 February 2014.

Bug ID or Issue Number Title of Issue or Bug Date commented or date bug opened Commenter or person opening bug Status Resolution Satisfaction
24206 <[CDATA[ missing ! 2014-01-04 kosmo.zb@gmail.com RESOLVED FIXED Fixed in all places mentioned (and one more) Yes
24229 Replace "non-normative" with "informative" 2014-01-08 Leif Halvard Silli RESOLVED WONTFIX Language is by design in ReSpec Yes
24451 editorial comments on LCWD 2014-01-31 Liam R E Quin RESOLVED FIXED Many many, many editorial changes. Rejected a few. Yes
24605 Make the use of <table border="1"> RECOMMENDED default in polyglot/robust documents and tools 2014-02-10 Leif Halvard Silli RESOLVED WONTFIX Outside scope of polyglot. Yes

The following bugs were logged during the LC1 period.

Bug ID or Issue Number Title of Issue or Bug Date commented or date bug opened Commenter or person opening bug Status Resolution Satisfaction
9961 View Source: Please base the markup of the polyglot spec on the polyglot spec 2010-06-20 Leif Halvard Silli CLOSED FIXED Request incorporated into publishing steps Yes
10152 [polyglot] i18n comment 5 : Mention lang and xml:lang 2010-07-13 Richard Ishida RESOLVED FIXED Requested changes incorporated. Yes
10788 @srcdoc in polyglot documents 2010-09-28 Leif Halvard Silli CLOSED FIXED Example added to illustrate @srcdoc in polyglot Yes
11055 BOM confusion 2010-10-14 David Carlisle RESOLVED FIXED Changed relevant passage to clarify BOM use Yes
11057 doctype about:legacy-compat, t 2010-10-14 David Carlisle RESOLVED FIXED Added note that using about:legacy-compat may result in unpredictable parsing Yes
11058 xlink elements 2010-10-14 David Carlisle RESOLVED FIXED fixed the typo Yes
11064 unstated requirement to be valid. 2010-10-15 David Carlisle RESOLVED NEEDSINFO Requested clarification about what should be changed Unknown
11152 Polyglot spec should mention accessibility 2010-10-27 Tony Ross [MSFT] RESOLVED NEEDSINFO Requested info specifying areas of accessibility that polyglot spec needs to specify Unknown
11259 Use "MUST" consistently to express normative requirements 2010-11-08 James Clark RESOLVED FIXED Removed any RFC 2119 language, UNLESS it is required by an original normative specification Yes
11260 Constraints on comments 2010-11-08 James Clark RESOLVED FIXED Added text to indicate charaters that cannot be used in opening and closing comments Yes
11261 Bogus reference to CDATA attributes 2010-11-08 James Clark RESOLVED FIXED Added text clarifying CDATA use Yes
11313 e7kaya.com hekaya RESOLVED INVALID No action N/A
11367 1.10 - Typo - missing "a" 2010-11-21 Glenn Adams RESOLVED FIXED Typo fixed Yes
11516 sample document not well formed 2010-12-09 David Carlisle RESOLVED FIXED Added the missing tag in example page Yes
11522 2010-12-10 David Carlisle RESOLVED FIXED Fixed mispelling of element name Yes
11523 xhtml namespace declarations on html nested within in foreign content 2010-12-10 David Carlisle RESOLVED FIXED Rewrote Section 5.1 tp account for html elements used as children of foreign elements Yes
11524 valid XML documents. 2010-12-10 David Carlisle RESOLVED FIXED Rephrased Introduction to be more accurate Yes
11525 Missing tbody element 2010-12-10 David Carlisle RESOLVED FIXED Added tbody element to example Yes
11526 newlines in attribute values 2010-12-10 David Carlisle RESOLVED FIXED Added two notes about newline characters Yes
11529 inferred start tags 2010-12-10 David Carlisle RESOLVED FIXED Adjusted Section 6.1 (now section 4.5.1.1) Yes
11578 whitespace in pre 2010-12-20 David Carlisle RESOLVED FIXED section 6.5.1 (now section 4.7.1) Yes
11754 Should clearly indicate that Web authors don't need to bother to make their content polyglot if they don't know they have a use case 2011-01-14 Henri Sivonen RESOLVED FIXED Adjusted the ontroduction to reflect this concern Yes
11755 The introduction should be clearer about use cases best addressed by polyglot markup 2011-01-14 Henri Sivonen RESOLVED FIXED Edited Introduction to meet concerns Yes
11904 <plaintext> and <xmp> in Polyglot Markup 2011-01-28 Leif Halvard Silli CLOSED FIXED Deleted section about <plaintext> and <xmp> Yes
11905 Escaping of "<" and "&" in Polyglot Markup 2011-01-28 Leif Halvard Silli CLOSED FIXED Added text about escaping "<" and "&" when they are used as characters, except in CDATA Yes
11909 The principles of Polyglot Markup - validity? well-formed? DOM-equality? 2011-01-28 Leif Halvard Silli CLOSED FIXED Added the "principles" of polygloy to the Introduction Yes
11910 @id values in polyglot markup should be XML-valid (or not?) 2011-01-28 Leif Halvard Silli CLOSED FIXED Created the section, "Attributes with Special Considerations," and within it, the subsection, "The id Attribute" Yes
12062 UTF-8 BOM should not be forbidden in Polyglot Markup 2011-02-14 Leif Halvard Silli CLOSED FIXED Extensive editing to the section, "Specifying a Document's Character Encoding" Yes
12242 Make UTF-16 an invalid encoding in Polyglot Markup (i18n-issue-17) 2011-03-05 Leif Halvard Silli CLOSED FIXED Removed all references to UTF-16 Yes
12278 [polyglot] i18n: Make lang and xml:lang required on the root element. 2011-03-10 Leif Halvard Silli CLOSED FIXED Edited "Content Language" to account for @xml:lang and @lang Yes
12279 [polyglot] Add section on http-equiv and HTTP 2011-03-10 Leif Halvard Silli RESOLVED FIXED Added clarification to "HTTP Headers and http-equiv Declarations"; "Content-Language"; and "Content-Type" sections Yes
12322 [Polyglot] "Required Elements" - clarify use of <colgroup> and more. 2011-03-17 Leif Halvard Silli CLOSED FIXED Added content about <tbody> and <colgroup> elements Yes
12725 Document should be on the Note-track 2011-05-23 Sam Ruby on behalf of Lachlan Hunt RESOLVED WONTFIX Specification to remain on REC track No. Escalated as Advance HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guidelines to Last Call.
12790 Polyglot markup: WWW usecases + "alternative solutions that have been identified" 2011-05-25 Leif Halvard Silli RESOLVED FIXED Text covers requests through changes and including other edits Yes
12792 Publish the polyglot 'Sample Page' as both 'application/xhtml+xml' and as 'text/html' 2011-05-25 Leif Halvard Silli RESOLVED FIXED Created Note in Sample section that describes serving example page as HTML or XHTML Yes
13392 i18n-ISSUE-72: BOM as preferred encoding declaration 2011-07-27 I18n Core WG RESOLVED FIXED Removed comment that BOM is preffered and adjust some other text Yes
13393 i18n-ISSUE-73: Case sensitivity of lang 2011-07-27 I18n Core WG RESOLVED FIXED Removed two attributes from case-sensitive list and added a note about using both lang and xml:lang Yes
13394 i18n-ISSUE-74: Remove Content-Language meta from polyglot 2011-07-27 I18n Core WG RESOLVED FIXED Content-Language meta had been removed for another concurrent bug Yes
13604 CDATA sections are no allowed except in foreign content 2011-08-03 Philippe Le Hegaret RESOLVED FIXED Referred to polyglot’s rules for safe CDATA. Yes
13605 ES < and & escaping in inline script 2011-08-03 Philippe Le Hegaret RESOLVED FIXED Added two sentences stating Polyglot markup is agnostic as to whether one uses a character entity or a numeric character reference, as long as it is valid. Yes
13643 Reference section 12.1 'text/html' of HTML5 instead of RFC 2854 2011-08-03 Philippe Le Hegaret RESOLVED LATER ISSUE 53 remains open Unknown
13644 Reference latest version of HTML5 2011-08-03 Philippe Le Hegaret RESOLVED FIXED Corrected link to point to latest TR HTML5 version Yes
21810 Example document not conforming 2013-04-24 Jukka K. Korpela RESOLVED FIXED Made corrections to example document to ensure it conforms with polyglot in HTML, XHTML, and if source is copied/pasted Yes

*Bugs and comments filed after 25 February 2014 occur after the Last Call deadline.


Eliot Graff (eliotgra@microsoft.com)