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[whatwg] WA1: <meta> attribute requirements

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2005 11:53:21 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0507191145170.26346@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Tue, 19 Jul 2005, fantasai wrote:
> > 
> > I don't understand the point in making this code:
> > 
> >    // this element will be used later
> >    var meta = document.createElement('meta');
> > 
> > ...non-conformant.
> 
> Hmm. I think you need to think a bit on the conformance requirements you 
> want to have for documents. If you're interpreting "required" like that, 
> you'd run into the same problem with *any* required attribute or child 
> content. It's not a useful definition.

I don't understand why this is a "problem". It seems quite important that 
content be conformant whether it is in a document or orphaned. If someone 
does:

   // this element will be used later
   var ul = document.createElement('ul');
   ul.appendChild(document.createElement('p'));

...then the |ul| variable is non-conformant, and I see no reason to allow 
that at all, scripted or not scripted.
   

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