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Re: Point of Extensibility

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 18:06:47 +0100
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <E5851D3C-1B2C-49F0-9A23-61A56DD4A4FC@googlemail.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>

On 3 Apr 2008, at 17:06, Doug Schepers wrote:
> Henri Sivonen wrote (on 4/3/08 11:03 AM):
>> Once you allow this, the whole <ext> element becomes pointless.
> ...
>> That violates one of our design principles:
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/html-design-principles/#dom-consistency
>> And not even for a good reason once you allow the omission of the  
>> <ext> tag in source.
> Like I said, I'm not advocating it, and I don't even like the idea.   
> I was just playing around with details.  I'm quite happy to reject  
> this idea, but the question remains as to what to do when such  
> content is encountered.  Perhaps we allow both scenarios... I'm  
> convinced that <ext> is better, though.

To get around that problem, could we just not put <ext> in the DOM,  
and effectively lose it at a parser stage? <ext> definitely seems one  
of the better solutions mentioned.

Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Thursday, 3 April 2008 17:07:34 UTC

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