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Re: Deciding in public (Was: SVGWG SVG-in-HTML proposal)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 20:19:37 +0200
Message-ID: <489353B9.4060404@gmx.de>
To: Edward O'Connor <hober0@gmail.com>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Edward O'Connor wrote:
>> Could you clarify what extension points you're talking about? Class?
> 
> Offhand, @class, @rel, @id, <div>, <span>, <meta>, @data-* all come to
> mind. I suppose @role counts, though why you'd use @role instead of
> @class eludes me.

To put in RDF statements?

How would you class for that?

rel could work for this particular case (it would work better if there 
was a registry mechanism).

div/span: don't see where there's extensibility in them.

meta: yes. In fact, there's a spec that talks about how putting DC 
properties into meta elements (RFC 2731), embedding namespaces, but 
guess what, HTML5 breaks it by removing the scheme attribute.

@data-* is only in HTML5, and the documentation makes it clear that it 
has a different purpose. That being said, it has the same problem as 
most of the other things you mentioned, the lack of a disambiguation 
mechanism.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 1 August 2008 18:20:22 UTC

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