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Re: ISSUE-53: mediatypereg - suggest closing on 2009-09-03

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 12:34:48 +0200
Message-ID: <4A9F9BC8.6060208@gmx.de>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Thu, 03 Sep 2009 12:19:09 +0200, Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 3 Sep 2009, at 09:50, Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> HTML4 defined it as taking a single URI.
>>
>> The DTD defines it as %URI; (which is just an alias for CDATA though). 
>> The recommendation text states "this attribute specifies the location 
>> of one or more meta data profiles, separated by white space."
> 
> Wow, bonus points for selectively quoting.

Do these points go to both Ian and myself?

Ian claimed that HTML4 is consistent, and I quoted the sentence that's 
inconsistent with what he said. Of course that's a selective quote.

> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1264455&group_id=27659&atid=390963 
> has another discussion on this. I'm personally fine with requiring user 
> agents to do something different from what HTML4 requires, because that 
> is more compatible with content, but lets make that the argument instead 
> of pretending HTML4 said something else.

HTML4 is inconsistent. It has a bug. It should be fixed. That's what 
I've been saying (consistently) all the time.

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 3 September 2009 10:35:36 GMT

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