[html5] Meta Description

Kyle Adams kyle at geek.net
Wed Aug 31 12:22:36 PDT 2011

This HTML is being reported as invalid by http://html5.validator.nu/ :

<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta name="description" content="Test">

Here's the error:

Error: Bad value description for attribute name on element meta: Keyword
description is not registered.

>From line 4, column 1; to line 4, column 40

l>↩<head>↩<meta name="description" content="Test">↩<titl

Syntax of metadata name:
A metadata name listed in the HTML specification or listed in the WHATWG
wiki. You can register metadata names on the WHATWG wiki yourself.

That seems out of whack with the spec:


Am I missing something?

Kyle Adams
Senior UX Engineer


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