[whatwg] [WF2] Objection to autocomplete Attribute

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Mon Mar 21 21:03:32 PST 2005

On Mar 21, 2005, at 16:54, Matthew Raymond wrote:

>    Actually, now that I think about it, why do we need to have a spec 
> saying that it's not depreciated or that it should be non-trivial to 
> deactivate if the banks are going to blackmail UAs to support it? Why 
> support blackmail through our specifications. If banks force them to 
> implement a specific attribute in a specific way, fine, but don't 
> force user agents to do it that way as a matter of spec compliance.

Like Hixie said, documenting the reality lets implementors know what 
the real world requires to be implemented. Then let's just put in 
hidden prefs for disabling it and be quiet about it so the clueless 
banks don't notice.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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