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Re: HTML4's profile="" attribute's absence in HTML5

From: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 23:14:57 -0400
Message-ID: <fb6fbf560805062014o1e090e48h6f3a1a7ff8f93f20@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org
Cc: karl@w3.org

(trimmed whatwg)

Karl Dubost wrote:
> Le 7 mai 2008 à 09:35, Ian Hickson a écrit :
>> Summary: profile="" doesn't work in practice so we have dropped it.

> wrong.
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/grddl-wg/prrequest

As nearly as I could tell from their documents, they assume XHTML
rather than HTML.  If you really need valid XML, then a I suppose it
doesn't matter what HTML says; a different or even custom namespace
would work.  (And profile didn't even seem to be their recommended
method, though I'm not as sure on that.)

If you don't need completely valid documents, then adding an extra
"undefined" attribute isn't likely to cause problems.

Is profile used consistently enough across documents that it is worth
specifying any particular behavior?

-jJ
Received on Wednesday, 7 May 2008 03:15:29 GMT

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