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[Bug 8628] New: The term "boolean attribute" gives readers wrong ideas

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Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2010 13:30:13 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-8628-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8628

           Summary: The term "boolean attribute" gives readers wrong ideas
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: hsivonen@iki.fi
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


>From author behavior, it seems that the term "boolean attributes" makes people
assume that "boolean attributes" take values "true" and "false". This is bad,
because setting a boolean attribute to "false" means setting it to true.

Please use a different term, e.g. "flag attribute" (credit:
http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20100104#l-218).


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