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[Bug 12695] New: Grandfather <link rel="shortcut icon">

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Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 12:35:50 +0000
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           Summary: Grandfather <link rel="shortcut icon">
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: hsivonen@iki.fi
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

# [20:10] <hsivonen> Hixie: data point: After I added rel and name checking to
Validator.nu, 5 people gave me feedback almost immediately
# [20:11] <hsivonen> Hixie: 4 of the 5 people were concerned about
rel="shortcut icon"
# [20:12] <hsivonen> Hixie: considering how popular "shortcut icon" is and
considering that Microsoft was the first to mint it before other implemented
just "icon", it would make sense to grandfather "shortcut icon"
# [20:12] <hsivonen> Hixie: right now, to make the validator not suck, I have
to register "shortcut"
# [20:12] <hsivonen> Hixie: which means that rel="shortcut" becomes valid
# [20:12] <hsivonen> Hixie: which is bogus
# [20:12] <hsivonen> Hixie: but the closest approximation that the registration
mechanism provides
# [20:13] <hsivonen> Hixie: also, the 5th person was interested in the
registration of "shortcut" afterwards

# [07:44] <Hixie> hsivonen: agreed on "shortcut"; file a bug and i'll make the
spec say you can precede "icon" with "shortcut"


Conclusion from the demos: The spec should allow the token "shortcut" to be the
token immediately to the left of "icon" if there is a single space between
them. (The only reason for allowing "shortcut" is compatibility with IE and
rel="shortcut   icon" with multiple spaces between "shortcut" and "icon" is not

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