[whatwg] Web Forms 2.0 Editorial [minor] Section 6
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jun 23 09:07:47 PDT 2004
On Wed, 16 Jun 2004, fantasai wrote:
> 6.2. Seeding a form with initial values
> # If a select element has a data attribute, it must be a URI that points to a
> # well-formed XML file whose root element is a select element in the
> # http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml namespace. The MIME type must be an XML MIME
> # type [RFC3023], preferably application/xml. It should not be
> # application/xhtml+xml since the root element is not html.
> # UAs must process this file if it has an XML MIME type [RFC3023], if it is a
> # well-formed XML file, and if the root element is the right root element in
> # the right namespace. If any of these conditions are not met, UAs must act as
> # if the attribute was not specified, although they may report the error to the
> # user. UAs are expected to correctly handle namespaces, so the file may use
> # prefixes, etc.
> These two paragraphs should be merged and
> UAs must process this file if it has an XML MIME type [RFC3023], if it is a
> well-formed XML file, and if the root element is the right root element in
> the right namespace. If any of these conditions are not met, UAs must act
> replaced with
> UAs must process this file if and only if these conditions are met. If they
> are not met, UAs must act
> There's no reason to state the requirements twice.
The problem is the requirements aren't _quite_ the same. In particular,
authors SHOULD not use application/xhtml+xml, but UAs MUST process the
file if it is (since it is an RFC3023-compliant type).
How exactly would you phrase this?
> Similarly for section 6.2.
This one was closer, so I fixed that one.
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