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[whatwg] attribute value normalization

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 19:46:53 +0200
Message-ID: <20050721194653.obq2xel5byck80c4@webmail.annevankesteren.nl>
Quoting Kornel Lesinski <kornel at ideadesigners.com>:
>> It should basically not happen at all. It appears that no browser has
>> implemented the 'may' from HTML4 and therefore we can now say 
>> browsers  must not trim.
> That conflicts with XML rules:
> "If the attribute type is not CDATA, then the XML processor must 
> further  process the normalized attribute value by discarding any 
> leading and  trailing space (#x20) characters, and by replacing 
> sequences of space  (#x20) characters by a single space (#x20) 
> character."

You got two things wrong. (1) Per HTML 4 the attribute type _is_ CDATA and (2)
this is not about XML. (At least, not yet.)

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 21 July 2005 10:46:53 UTC

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