[thelist] Quoted attibute values

lon.kraemer lwkraemer at earthlink.net
Sat Jan 13 20:22:31 CST 2001

Most current browsers (though slowly improving) don't give a crap about
"proper". xHTML 1.0 (the latest w3c recommendation) follows XML syntax that
REQUIRES that attributes be quoted AND lowercase. Also, no more defaults
like nowrap in a TD tag. Must be nowrap="nowrap"

'Tis just wise to practice what's coming. Currents will not puke if you do
it now. The beat goes on, my friend.

----- Original Message -----
From: "L. Floyd" <lfloyd at sonic.net>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2001 5:09 PM
Subject: [thelist] Quoted attibute values

> 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?
> Don't get me wrong.  I'm neither for or against them.
> - larry
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