[whatwg] [html5] attribute value whitespace handling
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jul 19 06:29:16 PDT 2005
On Tue, 19 Jul 2005, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> What kind of input type is the following according to HTML 5:
> <input type=" email
WF2 doesn't define this (intentionally). Extrapolating from HTML4 it would
be of type "email"; which is probably what WA1 will eventually say.
> According to the attribute value rules of HTML 4 it should be 'email',
> but I'm not sure how that is implemented at the moment. Similar question
> <input type="email" value=" example at example.org
> ... valid or invalid?
The form control there would not be valid. There's nothing in either HTML4
or WF2 that says that leading whitespace on the value="" attribute should
de stripped, as far as I can tell.
> As Web Forms 2 extends on HTML 4 at the moment this is not particularly
> clear and it would be nice to know.
The problem is that this is a slippery slope that I don't really want to
go down with WF2. I agree that these things should be defined and I'll
make sure that they are in WA1.
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