[whatwg] HTML syntax: space characters between attributes

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jun 14 18:22:49 PDT 2007

On Tue, 28 Nov 2006, Simon Pieters wrote:
> The HTML syntax requires space characters between attributes, but the 
> lack of space characters between attributes does not cause a parse error 
> according to the parsing section.
>   Attributes must be separated from each other and from the
>   tag name by one or more space characters.
> I'd suggest either making it a parse error or change the syntax to make 
> it optional. (But obviously it can't be optional when the preceding 
> attribute is minimized or unquoted.)

This was changed some time back to make the whitespace optional in most 
cases (except where it would otherwise be ambiguous).

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