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[whatwg] Arbitrary HTML in option-elements

From: Olav Junker Kjr <olav@olav.dk>
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 17:11:53 +0100
Message-ID: <41B87949.8080601@olav.dk>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> I don't want to say UAs have to ignore such markup, it could be quite 
> useful in certain cases (e.g. bidi markup). Equally we can't say it must 
> be supported, since some UAs have to use OS widgets and those might not 
> support arbitrary markup.

OK, I get your point, but if it's useful and don't cause trouble in 
browsers which don't support it, why dont make it optional rather than 
forbidden? Appendix A will only be read by implementors anyway, HTML 
authors will use what works irrespective of whether its legal or not.

Olav Junker Kj?r
Received on Thursday, 9 December 2004 08:11:53 UTC

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