W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-html-bugzilla@w3.org > March 2010

[Bug 9351] Do not interpret & followed by an entity name followed by = as an entity reference (possibly just in attribute values)

From: <bugzilla@wiggum.w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 08:35:43 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1NwARj-0003vC-Bw@wiggum.w3.org>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=9351





--- Comment #3 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2010-03-29 08:35:42 ---
One interesting side note: processing of entities (aka "named character
references" apparently) is just about the only thing that is already different
between quoted attribute values and text content, as far as the tokenizer is
concerned:

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#attribute-value-double-quoted-state
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#data-state

Making = get treated as an extra "additional allowed character" would in fact
have the desired effect suggested by this bug.

That being said, I think it might still be a good idea to do the change
everywhere.


-- 
Configure bugmail: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/userprefs.cgi?tab=email
------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
You are the QA contact for the bug.
Received on Monday, 29 March 2010 08:35:45 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 29 March 2010 08:35:46 GMT