[whatwg] WA1: <meta> attribute requirements
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 18 07:49:05 PDT 2005
On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, fantasai wrote:
> 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.
...the advantage of which being...?
I don't understand the point in making this code:
// this element will be used later
var meta = document.createElement('meta');
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