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Re: Param

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 13:08:34 +0100
Message-ID: <4B126442.8030801@gmx.de>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
CC: public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Doug Schepers wrote:
> Hi, HTML WG-
> There are a number of issues with the way the current draft of the HTML5 
> spec defines the <param> element [1], which is an optional child of the 
> <object> element.
> a) It omits any mention of the @valuetype or @type attributes, which are 
> defined as attributes of HTML 4.01 [2].  I agree that these attributes 
> are probably overly complicated and unnecessary, but the HTML5 spec 
> should explicitly deprecate them, rather than ignore them.
> ...

Actually, it either needs to define them, or the media type registration 
will need to change to indicate that text/html can continue to be used 
for documents using an earlier version of the syntax. And yes, this 
comment applies to all elements/attributes that have been previously 
defined and are now gone.

 From <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4288#section-9>:

    Changes should be requested only when there are serious omissions or
    errors in the published specification.  When review is required, a
    change request may be denied if it renders entities that were valid
    under the previous definition invalid under the new definition.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Sunday, 29 November 2009 12:09:14 UTC

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