[whatwg] Parsing: < in unquoted attribute values

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Wed Apr 25 00:53:10 PDT 2007

On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 00:03:40 +0200, Simon Pieters <zcorpan at gmail.com>  
> The parsing section says that < in an unquoted attribute value  
> terminates the tag. However, according to my testing[1], IE7, Gecko,  
> Opera and Webkit don't do this -- they append the < to the attribute  
> value. So I think the parsing section is wrong here.

IE also lets < be an attribute. It can also be part of an attribute or  
element name. This means that:


will become a 'p<' element with a 'p' attribute which has 'test' as  
textContent. This basically means less exceptions in the tokenizer for the  
'<' character which would be fine with me.

Anne van Kesteren

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