[whatwg] [html5] r3316 - [e] (0) A quick introduction to HTML.
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jul 16 20:56:16 PDT 2009
On Thu, 16 Jul 2009, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 8:56 PM, Ian Hickson<ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > Done. And then I added some more text for good measure too. :-)
> The spec currently says "The attribute value can be left unquoted if
> it is a keyword. Otherwise, it has to be quoted using either single or
> double quotes." But in 18.104.22.168 (which is normative, unlike 1.9), it
> says only that
> "in addition to the requirements given above for attribute values,
> must not contain any literal space characters, any U+0022 QUOTATION
> MARK (") characters, U+0027 APOSTROPHE (') characters, U+003D EQUALS
> SIGN (=) characters, U+003C LESS-THAN SIGN (<) characters, or U+003E
> GREATER-THAN SIGN (>) characters, and must not be the empty string."
> So values other than keywords can be left unquoted. 1.9 should
> probably say something like "The attribute value can be left unquoted
> if it doesn't contain special characters" or something like that,
> instead. "left unquoted" could perhaps be a link to the "Unquoted
> attribute value syntax" part of 22.214.171.124.
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