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Re: Extensibility strategies

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 22:01:52 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Cc: 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0808042151500.13029@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 4 Aug 2008, Sam Ruby wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote on 08/02/2008 03:45:19 PM:
> >
> > The syntax for a self-closing element is for the element to be 
> > immediately followed by a close tag, for example, what in proprietary 
> > XML might be written as:
> >
> >    <foo xmlns="http://example.com/" />
> >
> > ...can be written in HTML5 as:
> >
> >    <div class="com.example.foo"></div>
> 
> Other than the fact that I would suggest span over div, this approach 
> does meet the requirements I laid out.

Sure. The choice of HTML element name would be based on what fallback 
behaviour one would want.


> It doesn't have the benefit of field experience (in the devil you know 
> vs the devil you don't know), but it would seem to work.

Great!

Does that mean that issue 41 can now be considered resolved as far as you 
are concerned?

   ISSUE-41
   http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/issues/41

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