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[Bug 12508] New: Unclear how to handle <link href> when the href value is only whitespace

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Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 18:30:45 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-12508-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12508

           Summary: Unclear how to handle <link href> when the href value
                    is only whitespace
           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: matspal@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


The text <link href> says it "must contain a valid non-empty URL potentially
surrounded by spaces."
Further down in the section on how to "obtain the resource" the first
item in the list says "1. If the href attribute's value is the empty string,
then abort these steps."
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#attr-link-href

It's not clear when/if the space should be removed from the @href value.
Perhaps you can make the space removal explicit, for example by adding a new
first step in the process to "obtain the resource", like so:

1. Remove leading and trailing space from the href attribute's value
2. If the href attribute's value is the empty string, then abort these steps.
3. ...



(Mozilla bug:  https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=649134)

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