The specification introduces the authoring-conformance constraint that a meta generator element must not be used on "hand-authored" pages. However, it does not define what a "hand-authored" page is, and the definition of that term is not obvious.
This bug was cloned to create bug 17876 as part of operation convergence.
I can't find this in the spec — is it still open?
(In reply to comment #2)
> I can't find this in the spec — is it still open?
think it was dealt with here https://github.com/w3c/html/commit/151feec6e34378f13edd279a0c9f7392016dfd24
I thought that was the case, thanks Steve!
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The WHATWG spec made some clarifications on the "hand-authored" text. Do we want to adopt that?
(In reply to comment #5)
> The WHATWG spec made some clarifications on the "hand-authored" text. Do we
> want to adopt that?
the new changes do not make it any clearer as many HTML editing applications have both WYSIWYG and code editing features ( for example: dreamweaver or the default wordpress editor). So there is no way to determine if some or all of the HTML has been 'hand authored'.
Note: I'm not asking for it to replace the issue-206 commit - just to add to it.
Could also be further clarified.