[thelist] Quoted attibute values

Hendrik Mans hm at netzbiest.de
Sat Jan 13 20:21:31 CST 2001


> My understanding is that proper HTML has quotes around tag attribute
> values like:
> <form method="post" action="snickersnick.pl">.  However, it seems like
> most browsers don't seem to care about quotes unless the attribute value
> has a space in it.  So, enlighten me.  When/why are the quotes needed?
> Is it just to uphold a standard?

Yep -- most (if not all) validators will complain to you if the quotes are
not set, but none of the browsers (or at least none that I am aware of) have
any problems if the quotes are missing. It's still a good exercise to put
quotes around everything -- I don't know how forgiving browsers/parsers/etc
will be in the "XML age" (whenever that will be).

Take care,

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