Idiosyncrasies of the HTML parser
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Last updated on 2020-07-24
About the Book
The HTML parser is a piece of software that processes HTML markup and produces an in-memory tree representation (known as the DOM).
The HTML parser has many strange behaviors. This book will highlight the ins and outs of the HTML parser, and contains almost-impossible quizzes.
HTML is not only used by basically all of the web, but it is also part of many modern applications. The HTML parser is part of the foundation of the web platform.
- Intended audience
- Practical application
- About the author
Chapter 1. Introduction
- The DOM, parsing, and serialization
- History of HTML parsers
- The HTML parser is specified
Chapter 2. The HTML syntax
- The doctype
- Start tags
- End tags
- Optional tags
- Character references
- CDATA sections
Chapter 3. The HTML parser
- Overview of the HTML parser
- Error handling
- Detecting character encoding
- Preprocessing the input stream
- Tree construction
- Tags that are no longer supported
Chapter 4. Scripting complications
- Revised overview of the HTML parser
- Other parser APIs
- DOM manipulation
- Chapter 5. Serializing
Chapter 6. Security implications
- Case studies
- Best practice
- Appendix A. Implementations
Appendix B. Conformance checkers
- DTD-based validators
Appendix C. Microsyntaxes
- Image map coordinates
- Responsive images
- Meta refresh
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