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[whatwg] WA1: <meta> attribute requirements

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 10:37:57 -0400
Message-ID: <42DBBEC5.6090103@inkedblade.net>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, fantasai wrote:
> 
>>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?

It would mean that leaving the attribute out violates a conformance
requirement, making the document non-conformant.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 18 July 2005 07:37:57 UTC

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