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[whatwg] Re: how to handle minimised attributes in HTML5

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 22:37:37 +0300
Message-ID: <56b5567d5d1186b888bbd40ee2730892@iki.fi>
On Apr 27, 2005, at 13:09, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Tue, 26 Apr 2005, 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?
>
> 5. Treat as <input checkbox="">

Why? XHTML requires "boolean attributes" to be represented as 
foo='foo'. If <input checked ...> was treated as <input checked='' 
...>, one could not reuse XHTML schemas on top a minimal text/html 
flavor parser.

> The only exception, I believe, would be for <table border>, which would
> instead be treated as <table border="1">.

Do you mean <table border> should pass a conformance check?

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Henri Sivonen
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