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Re: [XBL2] state="" attribute

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 11:19:10 -0700
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: public-appformats@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tefw58pw64w2qv@id-c0020.globalsuite.net>

On Mon, 14 Aug 2006 22:52:16 -0700, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> How is it different from allowing that? Besides of course that one will
>> "validate" and the other won't. (I agree that people using custom
>> attributes is painful when extending a specification. We noticed that
>> when implementing Web Forms 2.)
> The difference is the extensibility thing, yeah.

Perhaps it could be made very clear that using custom attributes is  
considered harmful. Or we could say that if people do that they either  
namespace them properly or, dare I say, prefix them with "author-" or  

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 17 August 2006 18:19:25 UTC

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