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[whatwg] WA1: <meta> attribute requirements

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 19:31:13 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0507181923180.26346@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Mon, 18 Jul 2005 sjoerd at w3future.com wrote:
> >>
> >> It would mean that leaving the attribute out violates a conformance 
> >> requirement, making the document non-conformant.
> >
> > ...the advantage of which being...?
> >
> > I don't understand the point in making this code:
> >
> >    // this element will be used later
> >    var meta = document.createElement('meta');
> >
> > ...non-conformant.
> 
> Elements cannot be validated until they are inserted in the document, 
> because the type depends on the position in the document. I'd say it is 
> non-conformant to add a meta element without attributes to a document.

I don't see why you can't validate an orphan fragment. Clearly the spec 
needs to be clarified a bit, but it doesn't seem impossible.

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