[whatwg] Script, style and backwards compatibility

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Mon Apr 30 01:31:00 PDT 2007

On Mon, 30 Apr 2007 10:25:07 +0200, Simon Pieters <zcorpan at gmail.com>  
> Make <noscript> allowed in XHTML5, and generally remove differences  
> between HTML5 and XHTML5 where possible.

The use case it has in HTML5 is that you can include <img src=tracker> or  
something in there so you have some fallback tracking mechanism. There is  
no such possibility in XML. It doesn't do any harm either, I suppose, but  
I wonder what the use case is.

> This could thus also imply:
>   * Don't disallow lang="" in XHTML5
>   * Don't disallow <base href> in XHTML5.

I agree with these. xml:lang should be treated the same as xml:id imo  
(except that for now I suppose they have different handling if both the  
xml: and normal attribute specified).

>   * Don't disallow <meta charset> in XHTML5 (it doesn't do any good, but  
> doesn't harm either).

If it doesn't have any effect wouldn't that be confusing?

Anne van Kesteren

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