[whatwg] Make quoted attributes a conformance criteria

Jens Meiert jens at meiert.com
Thu Jul 23 06:32:55 PDT 2009

> I'd say it is safe to say that using quotation marks for attribute values,
> always, except perhaps for collapsed, boolean attributes, has been regarded
> as best practice for a long time now.

This always rather seemed like a preference to me, one that gets
supported by consistency considerations (as some values would require
quotation marks).

Not considering the unquoted attribute value syntax a problem I’d
second consistent use in the spec but would object any further

(I know first-hand that omitting optional tags alone gives people the
creeps, but both optional tags and unquoted attribute values are valid
options for writing HTML.)

Couldn’t but add these two cents,

Jens Meiert

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