[whatwg] Attribute for holding private data for scripting
rubys at intertwingly.net
Wed Apr 11 04:53:21 PDT 2007
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 13:40:39 +0200, Sam Ruby <rubys at intertwingly.net>
>> Per HTML5 section 188.8.131.52, however, such an attribute name would not
>> be considered conformant.
> Yes, only attributes defined in the specification are conformant.
I was specifically referring to section 184.108.40.206. Let me call your
attention to the following text:
Attribute names use characters in the range U+0061 LATIN SMALL
LETTER A .. U+007A LATIN SMALL LETTER Z, or, in uppercase, U+0041
LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A .. U+005A LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Z, and U+002D
>> Despite this, later in document, in the description of "Attribute name
>> state", no parse error is produced for this condition. Nor does the
>> current html5lib parser produce a parse error with this data.
> Correct. We're not doing validation. Just tokenizing and building a tree.
In the process, parse errors are generally emitted in cases where
individual characters are encountered which do not match the lexical
grammar rules. Just not in this case.
- Sam Ruby
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