ISSUE-125: Requirement to break RFC 2616 compliance with respect to single quotes not needed for legacy content

charset-vs-quotes

Requirement to break RFC 2616 compliance with respect to single quotes not needed for legacy content

State:
CLOSED
Product:
pre-LC1 HTML 5 spec
Raised by:
Julian Reschke
Opened on:
2010-09-30
Description:
Related Bugzilla issue: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10805

In <http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#content-type-sniffing>, the spec claims that treating single quotes like double quotes in Content-Type (a violation of the syntax defined in RFC 2616) is "motivated by the need for backwards compatibility with legacy content".

The test case attached to the ticket (http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/attachment.cgi?id=916) shows that IE6, IE8, IE9beta and Konqueror do *not* implement this, but interpret the parameter as invalid instead (IE7 not tested).

This is evidence that the violation of RFC 2616 is not required for compatibility with web content.

Please remove it (that is, specify "return nothing").

HTML5-SPEC-SECTIONS [content-type-sniffing]
Related Actions Items:
No related actions
Related emails:
  1. RE: {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-05-12: Actions, New Issues, Closing Issues, TF reports, Last Call schedule (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-05-11)
  2. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-04-12: Actions, New Issues, Closing Issues, TF reports, Last Call schedule (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-05-11)
  3. Working Group Decision on ISSUE-126 charset-vs-backslashes (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-03-24)
  4. RE: {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-17: Issues, surveys, decisions and task force reports (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2011-03-17)
  5. Re: CfC: Close ISSUE-148 charset-detect by Amicable Resolution (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-03-16)
  6. Re: Working Group Decision on ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-03-16)
  7. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-17: Issues, surveys, decisions and task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-03-15)
  8. Working Group Decision on ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-03-15)
  9. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-10: Action items, issues, surveys and decisions (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-03-11)
  10. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-10: Action items, issues, surveys and decisions (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-03-08)
  11. Re: ISSUE-126: charset-vs-backslashes - Straw Poll for Objections (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-03-06)
  12. Re: ISSUE-126: charset-vs-backslashes - Straw Poll for Objections (from philipj@opera.com on 2011-03-05)
  13. Re: ISSUE-126: charset-vs-backslashes - Straw Poll for Objections (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-03-05)
  14. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-03: Issues, Decisions, Task Force Reports, and Other Business (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-03-04)
  15. RE: {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-03: Issues, Decisions, Task Force Reports, and Other Business (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2011-03-03)
  16. Re: ISSUE-126: charset-vs-backslashes - Straw Poll for Objections (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-03-02)
  17. Re: ISSUE-126: charset-vs-backslashes - Straw Poll for Objections (from philipj@opera.com on 2011-03-02)
  18. Re: ISSUE-126: charset-vs-backslashes - Straw Poll for Objections (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-03-02)
  19. Re: ISSUE-126: charset-vs-backslashes - Straw Poll for Objections (from philipj@opera.com on 2011-03-02)
  20. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-03-03: Issues, Decisions, Task Force Reports, and Other Business (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-03-02)
  21. Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-03-02)
  22. Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-02-28)
  23. Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-02-28)
  24. Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-02-27)
  25. Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-02-26)
  26. Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from philipj@opera.com on 2011-02-26)
  27. Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-02-26)
  28. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-24: Action items and Issues (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-02-24)
  29. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-24: Action items and Issues (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-02-23)
  30. Re: combining relations from multiple link elements, Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from philipj@opera.com on 2011-02-21)
  31. Re: combining relations from multiple link elements, Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-02-21)
  32. Re: combining relations from multiple link elements, Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from philipj@opera.com on 2011-02-21)
  33. combining relations from multiple link elements, Re: ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-02-21)
  34. ISSUE-125: charset-vs-quotes - Straw Poll for Objections (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-02-21)
  35. {minutes} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-03: Issues, surveys (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-02-03)
  36. {agenda} HTML WG telecon 2011-02-03: Issues, surveys (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-02-02)
  37. Change Proposal for ISSUE-148, was: ISSUE-148 (charset-detect): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-01-29)
  38. Re: ISSUE-125 CCP -- change the 'willful violation' note -- rev 1 (from xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no on 2011-01-27)
  39. Re: ISSUE-125 CCP -- change the 'willful violation' note -- rev 1 (from xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no on 2011-01-27)
  40. {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-01-27: status of actions, new issues, closing items, new calls, charter status (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-01-27)
  41. Re: ISSUE-125 CCP -- change the 'willful violation' note -- rev 1 (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-01-27)
  42. Re: ISSUE-125 CCP -- change the 'willful violation' note -- rev 1 (from xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no on 2011-01-27)
  43. Re: ISSUE-125 CCP -- change the 'willful violation' note -- rev 1 (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-01-27)
  44. Re: ISSUE-125 CCP -- change the 'willful violation' note -- rev 1 (from philipj@opera.com on 2011-01-27)
  45. RE: ISSUE-125 CCP -- change the 'willful violation' note -- rev 1 (from lrosenth@adobe.com on 2011-01-27)
  46. Re: ISSUE-125 CCP -- change the 'willful violation' note -- rev 1 (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-01-27)
  47. Re: ISSUE-125 CCP -- change the 'willful violation' note -- rev 1 (from xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no on 2011-01-27)
  48. Re: ISSUE-125 CCP -- change the 'willful violation' note -- rev 1 (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-01-27)
  49. Re: ISSUE-125 CCP -- change the 'willful violation' note -- rev 1 (from xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no on 2011-01-27)
  50. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-01-27: status of actions, new issues, closing items, new calls, charter status (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2011-01-26)
  51. Re: ISSUE-126 CCP -- no special handling for backslash (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-01-25)
  52. ISSUE-125 CCP -- change the 'willful violation' note -- rev 1 (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-01-24)
  53. Re: ISSUE-125 CCP -- change the 'willful violation' note (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-01-24)
  54. ISSUE-125 CCP -- change the 'willful violation' note (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-01-24)
  55. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from hsivonen@iki.fi on 2011-01-24)
  56. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from hsivonen@iki.fi on 2011-01-24)
  57. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-01-24)
  58. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-01-24)
  59. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-01-24)
  60. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-01-24)
  61. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-01-24)
  62. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-01-24)
  63. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-01-24)
  64. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from ian@hixie.ch on 2011-01-23)
  65. Revised Change Proposal for ISSUE-125, was: ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-01-23)
  66. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-01-23)
  67. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-01-23)
  68. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-01-23)
  69. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2011-01-23)
  70. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-01-22)
  71. RE: {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-01-20: status of actions, calls; task force reports (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2011-01-20)
  72. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from ian@hixie.ch on 2011-01-19)
  73. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-01-19)
  74. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-01-20: status of actions, calls; task force reports (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-01-18)
  75. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from ian@hixie.ch on 2011-01-18)
  76. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-01-18)
  77. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from ian@hixie.ch on 2011-01-18)
  78. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-01-18)
  79. Re: CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from annevk@opera.com on 2011-01-18)
  80. CfC: close ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes by amicable resolution (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-01-18)
  81. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-16: status of actions, calls, new decisions, task force reports (from mjs@apple.com on 2011-01-12)
  82. {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2011-01-06: status of actions, calls, deadlines, task force reports (from plh@w3.org on 2011-01-11)
  83. HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-16: status of actions, calls; task force reports (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2011-01-05)
  84. RE: {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-02: status, task force reports, deadlines and publications, meeting schedule (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2010-12-02)
  85. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-12-02: status, task force reports, deadlines and publications, meeting schedule (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-12-01)
  86. ISSUE-125 charset-vs-quotes - Chairs Solicit Alternate Proposals or Counter-Proposals (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-12-01)
  87. {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-11-18: status of actions, calls, issues, meeting schedule, timeline to LC status (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-11-21)
  88. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-11-18)
  89. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2010-11-18)
  90. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from annevk@opera.com on 2010-11-18)
  91. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2010-11-17)
  92. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-11-18: status of actions, calls, issues, meeting schedule, timeline to LC status (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-11-17)
  93. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from annevk@opera.com on 2010-11-17)
  94. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2010-11-16)
  95. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from singer@apple.com on 2010-11-16)
  96. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2010-11-16)
  97. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from singer@apple.com on 2010-11-16)
  98. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-16)
  99. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no on 2010-11-14)
  100. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-11-14)
  101. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-11-14)
  102. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-11-14)
  103. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-14)
  104. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from ian@hixie.ch on 2010-11-14)
  105. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from ian@hixie.ch on 2010-11-14)
  106. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from jonas@sicking.cc on 2010-11-13)
  107. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-13)
  108. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from ian@hixie.ch on 2010-11-13)
  109. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-13)
  110. Re: Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from ian@hixie.ch on 2010-11-13)
  111. a meta comment about the CPs for ISSUE-125 and ISSUE-126 (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-13)
  112. Change Proposal for ISSUE-126 (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-13)
  113. Change Proposal for ISSUE-125 (from julian.reschke@gmx.de on 2010-11-13)
  114. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-11-11: status of actions, calls, issues, Task Force reports (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-11-10)
  115. {minutes} HTML WG F2F minutes, Lyon, France, Nov 4-5 Part 1 (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-11-09)
  116. RE: {minutes} HTML WG Telecon 2010-10-14 actions, status of calls, issues and bugs, heartbeat drafts, task force reports (from adrianba@microsoft.com on 2010-10-14)
  117. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-10-14 actions, status of calls, issues and bugs, heartbeat drafts, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2010-10-13)
  118. ISSUE-125 (charset-vs-quotes): Chairs Solicit Proposals (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2010-10-13)
  119. {agenda} HTML WG Telecon 2010-09-23 status of calls, issues and bugs, heartbeat drafts (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-10-06)
  120. ISSUE-125 (charset-vs-quotes): Requirement to break RFC 2616 compliance with respect to single quotes not needed for legacy content [HTML 5 spec] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2010-09-30)

Related notes:

WG Decision: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0304.html

Sam Ruby, 15 Mar 2011, 15:31:47

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0304.html
http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=5978&to=5979

Sam Ruby, 9 May 2011, 09:08:10

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