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[whatwg] WA1: <meta> attribute requirements

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 13:12:35 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0507181312200.11074@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, fantasai wrote:
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> HTML 4 #REQUIREs the 'content' attribute for <meta>. It does not require 
> 'name' probably only because the DTD can't express a requirement of 
> "either 'name' or 'http-equiv'": as WA1 notes, a <meta> element without 
> a 'name' attribute isn't defining any meta data. Is there a reason why 
> these attributes are nonetheless all optional in WA1?

What would it mean for them to be required?

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