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[Bug 12148] I strongly believe disallowing 'true' and 'false' in boolean attributes will cause significant confusion in the future. Already, you can find respected web developers incorrectly referring to attributes as true and false. For instance: http://blog.getif

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Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> changed:

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--- Comment #9 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> 2011-02-23 07:57:35 UTC ---
I agree that there's confusion, but I strongly disagree with changing the
language. The language has had this confusing design pattern since HTML 2.0 and
the confusing design pattern has been interoperably implemented by several
generations of browsers. If we were starting from scratch, it might be a good
idea to avoid this confusion, but I think now interoperable implementations
should trump desire to 'fix' the language.

FWIW, this is something that running a validator helps with.

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