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Re: An HTML language specification

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 12:18:45 -0500
Message-ID: <e9dffd640811240918n218c701cu613544fb8a0f5c97@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, public-html@w3.org

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 4:07 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Nov 2008, Mark Baker wrote:
>>
>> I feel strongly that [an element's DOM attributes] should not be
>> specified inline with the meaning of the element and its [content]
>> attributes.
>
> Could you elaborate on why you feel this way? I don't understand why you
> would want the API of an element to be defined inline with the definition
> of the element's declarative attributes. How far apart would you want the
> definitions? Is the definition of HTMLMediaElement far enough away from
> the definition of <video>? How about <video src="">, should that be
> defined separately from the load() method? If so, I'm not sure I really
> understand how that would work.

That edit of my text misrepresents my position.  Hopefully my previous
response to Boris clarifies it.

Mark.
Received on Monday, 24 November 2008 17:28:25 GMT

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