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Re: Null change proposal for ISSUE-88 (mark II)

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 04:55:59 +0200
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20100405045559609456.7b44c189@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Leif Halvard Silli, Sun, 4 Apr 2010 04:37:55 +0200:
> Ian Hickson, Sat, 3 Apr 2010 22:38:12 +0000 (UTC):
>> On Sat, 3 Apr 2010, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> On 04.04.2010 00:34, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>>> On Sat, 03 Apr 2010 02:00:32 -0700, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>>>> The attribute is an HTML attribute, but it's value space is defined by
>>>>> the HTTP header registry.
>> http-equiv isn't anything to do with HTTP in practice. HTML5 just makes 
>> that clear. Ideally we'd drop the whole attribute, but unfortunately there 
>> are some pragmas that are needed for backwards-compatibility. I agree that 
>> some people will object (indeed, you have already objected). What matters 
>> isn't whether anyone agrees, what matters is that we make the right 
>> technical decisions that are compatible with reality.
> I am arguing that to continue to allow white-space as well as continue 
> to allow a comma separated list is more compatible with reality, than 
> forbidding one or both. Bug 9264. Your reaction to Bug 9264 was that I 
> should file bugs against user agents! (To "save" the spec.) Why should 
> I file bugs against vendors if your spec matches user agent reality?

I have reopened bug 9264, under a new title,

"There should be a link/border between [the] META content-language
 algorithm and HTTP content-language headers"

because Mozilla browsers (which were the background for bug 9264) 
actually behave according to the HTML5 draft.

leif halvard silli
Received on Monday, 5 April 2010 02:56:36 UTC

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