[whatwg] Serialization of boolean content attributes

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Fri Jun 18 23:13:16 PDT 2010

"Darin Adler" <darin at apple.com> wrote:

> One of the things I like about the current serialization rules is that
> the engine can parse and then serialize something for an element that
> is not yet known to the engine and it behaves no differently than one
> that is know. Attributes are simply strings. Having a different rule
> for boolean attributes would change that. Not a major concern, but
> something that bothers me slightly. It’s one thing to be HTML-aware
> and another to be future-of-HTML-aware.

Having to have a list of boolean attributes bothers me, too, from a forward compat (and testing) point of view. It's bad enough that the serializer has to have a list of void elements. Since it's possible to make the serializer not require a list of boolean attributes, I think we should choose the path the doesn't require a list.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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