[whatwg] Inconsistent behavior for empty-string URLs

Nicholas Zakas nzakas at yahoo-inc.com
Tue Dec 8 09:42:33 PST 2009

The change seems reasonable to me. It just seems that the same change
should be made in all cases that cause similar issues, making it the
rule of the spec instead of an exception for this one case. Does that
make sense?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Pieters [mailto:simonp at opera.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 1:27 AM
To: Aryeh Gregor; Nicholas Zakas
Cc: whatwg at lists.whatwg.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Inconsistent behavior for empty-string URLs

On Mon, 07 Dec 2009 22:52:41 +0100, Aryeh Gregor  
<Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't know why <img src=""> has a special exception.  It would be
> possible to look through the svn log to see if there was a helpful
> commit message, or maybe someone will remember.

I seem to remember someone from Mozilla mentioned that they recently  
changed the behavior for img, so Hixie changed the spec for img.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software

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