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RFC: Version Information in Style Element

From: Hans Meiser <brille1@hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 10:41:28 -0500 (EST)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <LAW2-F56g4UeaCYPct10000082d@hotmail.com>

using the "type" attribute to set both the language and the required version 
number is not a clean solution. Browser applications need to hard-code which 
language and version they support from a one-dimensional list of supported 
scripting languages.

Thus, I'd like to suggest to add a "version" attribute to the script 

  <!ATTLIST script version CDATA -- absolute decimal number -->

...and to other elements dealing with scripting, like the meta tag:

  <meta http-equiv="Content-Script-Version" content="1.3">

This would yield in much cleaner implementation of version checking.

What's your oppinion?

Axel Dahmen
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Received on Friday, 8 December 2000 18:31:27 UTC

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