[whatwg] WA1: <meta> attribute requirements

fantasai fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net
Mon Jul 18 07:37:57 PDT 2005

Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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?

It would mean that leaving the attribute out violates a conformance
requirement, making the document non-conformant.


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