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Re: &foo= in attribute values (and why defining conformance matters)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 19:16:15 +0000 (UTC)
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: Rob Sayre <rsayre@mozilla.com>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Kornel <kornel@geekhood.net>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0906151912580.16244@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 15 Jun 2009, Dan Connolly wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-06-12 at 18:25 -0400, Rob Sayre wrote:
> > On 6/12/09 6:22 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2 Jun 2009, John Foliot wrote:
> > > > I pose a serious question: what is the real benefit of making unescaped 
> > > > ampersands non-conformant? (Of making anything "non-conformant"?)
> > > 
> > > It defines what QA tools like conformance checkers should highlight 
> > > as problems, as an aid to authors who wish to catch mistakes they 
> > > did not intend. That's it.
> > 
> > That's called a lint tool. You don't understand what MUST means.
>
> I don't doubt that he knows what it means, but I agree he's using it 
> oddly

HTML5 uses "MUST" in the same way HTML4 and CSS2 do, far as I can tell.

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