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[whatwg] text/html flavor conformance checkers and <foo />

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 18:16:32 +0200
Message-ID: <426E6960.2010901@annevankesteren.nl>
Henri Sivonen wrote:
> What do you suggest the parser layer of an text/html conformance checker 
> say about
> <input checkbox ...>?
> 
> 1. Silently treat as <input type="checkbox" ...>?
> 2. Treat as <input type="checkbox" ...> but warn?
> 3. Treat as <input checkbox="checkbox" ...> causing an error to be 
>    reported on a higher layer?
> 4. Treat as fatal error in the parser?

A combination of 3 and 4. As |checkbox="checkbox"| is not a valid 
attribute and not a valid attribute value of the invalid attribute as 
far as I know.

Or did you mean something else by 4? (It might be that we just agree...)


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  Anne van Kesteren
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Received on Tuesday, 26 April 2005 09:16:32 UTC

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