[whatwg] WA1: <meta> attribute requirements
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 18 12:31:13 PDT 2005
On Mon, 18 Jul 2005 sjoerd at w3future.com wrote:
> >> 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');
> > ...non-conformant.
> Elements cannot be validated until they are inserted in the document,
> because the type depends on the position in the document. I'd say it is
> non-conformant to add a meta element without attributes to a document.
I don't see why you can't validate an orphan fragment. Clearly the spec
needs to be clarified a bit, but it doesn't seem impossible.
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