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[whatwg] [WF2] Objection to autocomplete Attribute

From: Jim Ley <jim.ley@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 11:45:54 +0000
Message-ID: <851c8d310503210345cca2035@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 11:08:29 +0000 (UTC), Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> It would also make
> any site using the feature non-conformant, which is pointless: 

how does using a deprecated feature make a site non-conformant?

> > # The off value means that the UA must not remember that field's value.
> >
> > That should also be changed from "must not" to "should not" to allow for
> > a user to override this decision.
> 
> That's taken care of in the later paragraph that says the feature can be
> disabled.

No it's not the MUST NOT, says just that, that it must not, if it says
something different elsewhere in the spec then the spec is
inconsistent with itself, and it needs fixing.

Either a conforming UA can be allowed to change the functionality
(which in www-architecture it must be able to, the user should control
his browser) in which case you cannot say that a UA MUST NOT remember
the fields value, or it can't which is clearly not the position of
anyone I've seen posting on this list.

Changing this to SHOULD NOT is obviously the correct result.

Jim.
Received on Monday, 21 March 2005 03:45:54 UTC

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