[whatwg] [wf2] Note about XML attribute value handling

Anne van Kesteren fora at annevankesteren.nl
Tue May 10 03:50:26 PDT 2005

Could we perhaps make a note about this in the WF2 specification:

Preferably somewhere close to <input type=hidden>. My weblog used to run 
on XHTML and previewed weblog comments where stored inside the VALUE 
attribute of a hiddenINPUT element (actually, that is still the case). 
As XHTML means the above mentioned XML rule applies all formatting got 
lost. That was a major problem for white-space significant replies. 
(Replies using the PRE element.)

I think it might make sense for the specification to point that out. And 
perhaps provide a way in a future update to the specification to have a 
hidden TEXTAREA. (Such a TEXTAREA can be implemented now using: 
<textarea style="display:none">foo</textarea>.)

There was a similar problem with the XHTML admin of Movable Type as 
described here:

  Anne van Kesteren

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