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RE: XHTML

From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 10:40:44 -0700
Message-Id: <v04210101b3ccd86e8a1b@[216.185.5.103]>
To: Chris Wilson <cwilso@MICROSOFT.com>, "'Alex Blewitt'" <Alex.Blewitt@ioshq.com>, www-html@w3.org
At 9:47 AM -0700 8/3/99, Chris Wilson wrote:
>Except that this would be a significant and incompatible change from HTML
>4.0.
>
>-Chris Wilson


FWIW, all released versions of Internet Explorer for MacOS fail with 
HTML's checked="checked" syntax. It has been reported to me, however, 
that they succeed with a boolean checked="true|false" syntax. Would 
make an interesting backwards compatibility case for changing to a 
boolean in XHTML if other deployed UAs also recover gracefully from 
this syntax.


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Alex Blewitt [mailto:Alex.Blewitt@ioshq.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 1999 5:09 AM
>To: www-html@w3.org
>Subject: XHTML
>
>
>I do not particularly like the style of checked="checked" for input types.
>It seems a little bit of overkill to have the repetition of 'checked' in the
>HTML source.
>
>Surely a better approach would be to define a binary ENTITY type:
>
>
><!ENTITY % Boolean "(yes|no)" "no">
>
>
>and then use that for checked and other things
>
>
><!ATTLIST input
>  checked %Boolean; #IMPLIED
>  disabled %Boolean; #IMPLIED
>  readonly %Boolean; #IMPLIED
> >
Received on Tuesday, 3 August 1999 13:41:33 GMT

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