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[whatwg] Make quoted attributes a conformance criteria

From: Rimantas Liubertas <rimantas@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 18:28:25 +0300
Message-ID: <5ccfb3340907230828l7633688aha4129be069534de1@mail.gmail.com>
> However, the quotation marks being *sometimes* optional is quite
> dangerous, since an author needs to exactly remember when they are
> needed and when they aren't; and using always quotation marks does
> avoid this problem.

If author does not remember he can always use quotes and avoid
this problem. I like the idea of having option to omit quotes valid
for those who remember.

> Again, the point is not that *sometimes* it is safe to omit the
> quotes. The issue is with remembering when it is safe and when it is
> unsafe.

I think you overestimate the danger.
So my vote is against such a requirement.

Regards,
Rimantas
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Received on Thursday, 23 July 2009 08:28:25 UTC

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