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Re: LANG + Metadata + unknown attributes

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 1997 23:02:35 -0600
Message-ID: <3320F2EB.142B2491@w3.org>
To: Chris Lilley <Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr>
CC: Klaus Weide <kweide@tezcat.com>, Misha Wolf <misha.wolf@reuters.com>, www-international@w3.org, www-html <www-html@w3.org>
Chris Lilley wrote:
> 
> PS - although unknown *tags* are ignored (preserving the content)
> HTML 2.0 does not say anything about unknown *attributes*.

C'mon Chris, cite a source, would ya? In the course of
looking it up, you might discover your mistake:

http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/html-spec/html-spec_4.html#SEC4.2.1
Undeclared attributes are treated
similarly. The entire attribute specification of an unknown
attribute (i.e., the unknown attribute and its value, if any)
should be ignored. 

...

xxx <P ID=z23> yyy
  => "xxx ",<P>," yyy

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