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[Bug 8871] Empty attribute syntax definition seems incorrect.

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Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 18:00:55 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8871


Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>  2010-02-18 18:00:55 ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> H:TML states that "certain attributes may be specified by providing just the
> attribute name" which suggests that there are other attributes which may not be
> specified this way.
> 
> The other HTML5 spec doesn't place any limits on which attributes may use the
> empty attribute syntax.

Is there a specific change you would like to see made to the wording?

Changing it to "All attributes may be specified by providing just the attribute
name" would not be correct, because using the empty-attribute syntax with many
(or even most) attributes is a conformance error -- because the values of the
attributes must conform to a specific datatype/microsyntax. So the HTML5 spec
does in fact place limits on which attributes can use the empty-attribute
syntax.

And the per-element subsections of "HTML elements" section of the H:TML draft
indicate explicitly which attributes can be empty.


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