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[Bug 12561] Add the @action in the <form> so that there is a way to submit to the same page

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--- Comment #25 from Luke Plant <L.Plant.98@cantab.net> 2011-07-21 23:43:42 UTC ---
Sorry for the noise, but I also meant to say that the problem with
compatibility applies to HTML4/HTML5 as well as XHTML/HTML5 (as already
mentioned above). The current spec makes it impossible to generate a form that
targets the same URL, and have that form be both valid HTML4 and valid HTML5.

Section 2.5 of the HTML design goals -
http://dev.w3.org/html5/html-design-principles/#compatibility - says this:

"implementations should be able to add new features to existing code, rather
than having to develop whole separate modes."

It seems to violate the design goal of 'evolution not revolution' to add
something to the spec that requires a doctype switch to specify between HTML4
and HTML5, when all I want to do is use a subset of the capabilities provided
by both HTML4 and HTML5.

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