[whatwg] WA1: <meta> attribute requirements

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 18 06:12:35 PDT 2005

On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, fantasai wrote:
> HTML 4 #REQUIREs the 'content' attribute for <meta>. It does not require 
> 'name' probably only because the DTD can't express a requirement of 
> "either 'name' or 'http-equiv'": as WA1 notes, a <meta> element without 
> a 'name' attribute isn't defining any meta data. Is there a reason why 
> these attributes are nonetheless all optional in WA1?

What would it mean for them to be required?

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