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@profile issue in HTML 4.01 (see also ISSUE-55), was: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-04-23

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:25:57 +0200
Message-ID: <49F1A1C5.1000509@gmx.de>
To: public-html-wg-announce@w3.org
CC: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>
>    JR: I was looking at the @profile issue.
>    ... If nothing is done will it be gone from HTML5?
>    SR: Yes.
>    JR: What will be needed for this not to happen?
>    ... [something about a bug]
>    ... I'd be in favor of an erratum for HTML4 and a similar fix for
>    HTML5
> ...

Clarifying: I was referring to HTML 4.01 defining @profile as "URI" 
(<http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/global.html#edef-HEAD>), and stating 
"For future extensions, user agents should consider the value to be a 
list even though this specification only considers the first URI to be 

Apparently this has caused a (IMHO) bug in HTML Tidy, which complains 
about multiple URIs in the attribute 

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 24 April 2009 11:26:44 UTC

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