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[Bug 10836] New: Several legacy attributes should reflect as URLs, not strings

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Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 20:44:14 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-10836-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10836

           Summary: Several legacy attributes should reflect as URLs, not
                    strings
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: Simetrical+w3cbug@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


>From bug 10331 comment 2:

* All current browsers reflect img.longDesc as a URL, not a string.
* All current browsers except WebKit reflect iframe.longDesc, applet.codeBase,
and frame.longDesc as a URL, not a string.
* Firefox and Opera reflect object.codeBase as a URL, WebKit and IE9PP4 reflect
as a string.
* Firefox and IE9PP4 reflect applet.object as a URL, WebKit and Opera reflect
it as a string.
* Firefox reflects body.background as a URL, but everyone else reflects as a
string.

At least the first four should certainly be treated as URLs, not strings.  It
doesn't make sense to ask the majority of implementations to change in the less
logical direction.  Since object.codeBase and applet.object are 50/50, it
probably also makes the most sense to change that to URLs in the spec. 
body.background might be simpler to leave as-is.

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