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Why are allowed HTML attributes so restrictive?

  1. I'm wondering why so few HTML attributes are allowed in the WordPress editor?

    I can understand that <script> tags present a security risk and I know that CSS is preferred over the old HTML attributes for style. However, some (many?) quite useful attributes are stripped out - such as the "value" attribute for

  2. which allows you to do things like reverse ordered lists.

    Is it a dastardly plot to force users to buy CSS ? ;)

  • Speaking of bad HTML, I seem to have stuffed up my original post.

    The value attribute for the "li" tag is what I was trying to say.

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