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Re: using an attribute to categorize the @alt state [was Baby Steps or Backwards Steps?]

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 04:10:50 -0500
Message-Id: <E997209A-D7D9-466B-9147-C6FA78D8C035@robburns.com>
Cc: "public-html WG" <public-html@w3.org>
To: Olivier GENDRIN <olivier.gendrin@gmail.com>


On Aug 20, 2007, at 3:38 AM, Olivier GENDRIN wrote:

>
> On 8/19/07, Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com> wrote:
>> Adding the @embedrel attribute provides
>> benefits. That's why I'm proposing it. The point of converting
>> the document in this case would be to add the richer information
>> included in the embedrel attribute.
>
> Why not use @role instead of creating a new attribute ?
>

That has been suggested. I'm exploring that possibility right now and  
working on drafting a proposal.  It would work especially well if we  
can intervene in the current @role working draft to add the needed  
keywords to the namespace. That way we could even adopt the @role  
namespace as our own in HTML5 in one way or another. The keywords I'm  
leaning toward now are 'icon', 'decorative', 'illustration',  
'meaningful' and possibly '_undefined' or something to make it stand  
out from the others..

I think the embedrel DOM attribute might still be useful, though it  
would return a string value based on the contents of the @role  
attribute.

Take care,
Rob
Received on Monday, 20 August 2007 09:11:08 GMT

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