[whatwg] Allowing ">" in attribute values
julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Jun 24 02:41:22 PDT 2010
On 24.06.2010 10:00, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> "Benjamin M. Schwartz"<bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> The HTML5 spec appears to allow ">" inside an attribute value. For
>> example, the following page (note the body tag) passes the
>> HTML5 validator at w3c.org:
>> <!DOCTYPE HTML><html><head><title></title></head>
>> <body class="3>2">
>> I think ">" should be disallowed inside attribute values. It is
>> disallowed in XHTML . It is disallowed in HTML 4.01 .
>> it in HTML5 would avoid unnecessary divergence, and also sometimes
>> simplify parsing.
> Actually, disallowing it would require adding a switch-case to check for '>'. Not checking for it is simpler.
> I think we shouldn't disallow harmless stuff just because XML or HTML 4.01 did.
XML doesn't disallow it.
Best regards, Julian
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