ISSUE-87: Should spec require whitespace normalization of attribute values, particularly in title attribute?

attr-normalization

Should spec require whitespace normalization of attribute values, particularly in title attribute?

State:
CLOSED
Product:
HTML 5 spec
Raised by:
Michael[tm] Smith
Opened on:
2009-10-26
Description:
quoting David Carlisle:

"In HTML4's SGML parsing, or XML parsing, literal newlines would be normalised to space characters, explicitly... In order to get a newline into the attribute value you need to use a character reference such as
<abbr title="Hypertext &#10; Transport Protocol">HTTP</abbr>

It would help future parallel authoring of HTML and X((HT)ML if the attribute
value white space normalisation happened in both serialisations."

Related bug: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8003
Related Actions Items:
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Related emails:
  1. Re: ISSUE-87: attr-normalization - Chairs Solicit Proposals (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-01-04)
  2. Re: ISSUE-87: attr-normalization - Chairs Solicit Proposals (from mjs@apple.com on 2010-01-03)
  3. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-12-17: action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task forces (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2009-12-15)
  4. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-12-17: action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task forces (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2009-12-15)
  5. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-10-29: action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task forces (from shelley.just@gmail.com on 2009-12-10)
  6. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-10-29: action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task forces (from shelley.just@gmail.com on 2009-12-10)
  7. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-10-29: action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task forces (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2009-12-09)
  8. Minutes HTML WG 3 December 2009 (from cooper@w3.org on 2009-12-03)
  9. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-12-3: issues, action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task force reports (from mjs@apple.com on 2009-12-02)
  10. ISSUE-87: attr-normalization - Chairs Solicit Proposals (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2009-11-19)
  11. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-11-19: issues, action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task force reports (from oradnio@gmail.com on 2009-11-19)
  12. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-11-19: issues, action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task force reports (from laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com on 2009-11-19)
  13. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-11-19: issues, action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2009-11-18)
  14. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-11-19: issues, action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task force reports (from Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com on 2009-11-18)
  15. minutes Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-10-29: issues, action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task forces, F2F... (from cooper@w3.org on 2009-10-29)
  16. Re: {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-10-29: issues, action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task forces, F2F... (from singer@apple.com on 2009-10-29)
  17. {agenda} HTML WG telcon 2009-10-29: issues, action items, calls for consensus/proposals, task forces, F2F... (from rubys@intertwingly.net on 2009-10-28)
  18. [Bug 8003] line breaks in attributes (especially title) (from bugzilla@wiggum.w3.org on 2009-10-26)

Related notes:

[MikeSmith]: escalated from http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8003

26 Oct 2009, 13:38:53

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