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[Bug 9965] New: White space in attributes - please justify why multiple spaces/linebreaks are problematic - or delete this requirement

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Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 01:58:06 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9965

           Summary: White space in attributes - please justify why
                    multiple spaces/linebreaks are problematic - or delete
                    this requirement
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-xhtml-author-guide/html-x
                    html-authoring-guide.html#attributes
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guide (ed: Eliot
                    Graff)
        AssignedTo: eliotgra@microsoft.com
        ReportedBy: xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org,
                    xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no,
                    eliotgra@microsoft.com


Currently the first paragraph of the Attributes section says:

]]
A polyglot document does not contain line breaks and multiple white space
characters within attribute values. These are handled inconsistently by user
agents.
[[

Firstly, I suggest to be explicit about whether this is a XML-compatibiility
requiremetn or HTML-compatibility requirement. Please use the wording such as
"For XML-compatibily, this and that must be like so and so"

Secondly, is this a problem at all? At first I thought that this had to be a
XML related problem. But a quick internet search pointed me to Appendix C of
XHTML 1.0. Hence, it seems to me that we are dealing with a requirement that
was meant to make XML (XHTML 1.0) compatible with HTML.

However, I believe that this is not any problem any more. At least I have not
heard about it as a text/html problem. So I think this req should be deleted.

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