Re: Re-registration of text/html

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 7:33 AM, Anne van Kesteren <> wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Mar 2010 16:24:59 +0100, Julian Reschke <>
> wrote:
>> On 10.03.2010 16:12, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>>> This philosophical question could be avoided by stating that documents
>>> labeled "text/html" must be processed according to HTML5.
>>> ...
>> If we did that, we'd have to make sure that this doesn't break existing
>> uses. So statements like
>>   "User agents should ignore the profile content attribute on head
>> elements."
>> would need to be fixed.
> Isn't that statement true for the majority of existing usage of the profile
> attribute? And therefore a SHOULD requirement is adequate?

If it's true for the majority implementations of profile attribute,
then a MAY requirement is sufficient.

No reason to encourage (which is what a "SHOULD" is, an encouragement)
breaking of existing implementations such as GRDDL processors.

MAY wording here also seems more compatible with allowing user agents
to implement the HTML5 Profile attribute extension.




Received on Wednesday, 10 March 2010 16:37:21 UTC