[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #11939: Make Script Elements HTML4 and XHTML compilant

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Sun May 16 22:03:27 UTC 2010

#11939: Make Script Elements HTML4 and XHTML compilant
 Reporter:  hakre            |        Owner:                
     Type:  feature request  |       Status:  closed        
 Priority:  low              |    Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Validation       |      Version:  3.0           
 Severity:  normal           |   Resolution:  wontfix       
 Keywords:                   |  

Comment(by azaozz):

 Replying to [comment:10 hakre]:
 I understand your concern, that's why I didn't close this ticket. But
 unless there is a current browser that is having a problem parsing XHTML
 1.0 transitional, don't think we need to change this. That might happen as
 browsers start to support HTML 5.0 although I think the chances are very
 slim that they will stop supporting XHTML 1.0.

 As far as I remember the need to escape the content of `<script>` blocks
 came many years ago in HTML 2.0 (or was it HTML 3.0). It was needed to
 hide these blocks from browsers that didn't support JS at the time and
 would display it. Since then all browsers understand the `<script>` tag
 and would run the JS instead of trying to parse it as HTML.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11939#comment:12>
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