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Re: HTML 5 attributes that can take empty strings are validating with just an attribute name

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 21:25:20 +0300
Message-ID: <4E948A10.9090200@cs.tut.fi>
To: www-validator@w3.org
11.10.2011 20:45, David Dorward wrote:

> I don't know if this is a bug in the experimental HTML 5 validator or
 > if I'm missing something in the specification, but should this document
 > (given the title and alt attributes) validate?
>
> <!DOCTYPE HTML>
> <meta charset=utf-8>
> <title>Test</title>
> <img title alt src='/'>

As far as I can see, it conforms to HTML5 as defined in current drafts, 
with those attributes defaulted to empty strings, see
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/syntax.html#syntax-attributes

It's odd, if you ask me, but the rationale is probably the idea of 
allowing "boolean" attributes like disabled in a simplistic manner.

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