[whatwg] Fwd: Make quoted attributes a conformance criterion
jeremy at adactio.com
Mon Jul 27 03:29:05 PDT 2009
> So, in conclusion, having a baseline for correct syntax may actually
> make it easier to develop an ecosystem of style-checking tools.
> However, this makes it important to keep the core set of syntax
> errors relatively minimal. I'm not sure HTML5 as currently drafted
> entirely hits that balance, but mandating optional tags or requiring
> double quotes on attributes would be a move in the wrong direction.
I concur. And I say that as someone who likes the XHTML-like syntax
(always closing tags, always quoting attributes, etc.). I don't think
my personal preference for writing markup should be enforced in the
spec; it should be enforced in the lint tools.
> syntax is strictly defined, yet tools are available that do
> additional static analysis for both style and correctness.
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